The Moon's Our Home

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The Moon's Our Home
The Moon's Our Home.jpg
Directed by William A. Seiter
Produced by Walter Wanger
Written by Faith Baldwin
Alan Campbell
Isabel Dawn
Boyce DeGaw
Dorothy Parker
Starring Henry Fonda
Margaret Sullavan
Walter Brennan
Henrietta Crosman
Music by Gerard Carbonara
Cinematography Joseph A. Valentine
Edited by Dorothy Spencer
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
April 10, 1936 (1936-04-10)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $402,573[1]
Box office $417,663[1]

The Moon's Our Home is a 1936 American comedy film directed by William A. Seiter.

Plot summary[edit]

A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of the other's fame. The real adventure begins on the honeymoon, when this screwball comedy really heats up with insults and arguments.


  • Margaret Sullavan as Cherry Chester / Sarah Brown
  • Henry Fonda as Anthony Amberton / John Smith
  • Henrietta Crosman as Lucy Van Steedan
  • Walter Brennan as Lem
  • Charles Butterworth as Horace Van Steedan
  • Beulah Bondi as Mrs. Boyce Medford
  • Dorothy Stickney as Hilda
  • Brandon Hurst as Babson
  • Lucien Littlefield as Ogden Holbrook
  • Margaret Hamilton as Mitty Simpsons
  • Spencer Charters as Abner Simpson
  • Margaret Fielding as Miss Manning
  • Grace Hayle as Miss Hambridge
  • Monte Vandergrift as Brakeman
  • Richard Powell as Candy Butcher
  • Harry Bowen as Reporter
  • Harry Harvey as Reporter
  • John Graham Spacey as Cherry's Chauffeur
  • Corbet Morris as Secretary
  • Georgie Cooper as Maid
  • Robert Bolder as Butler
  • Andrea Leeds as Perfume Salesgirl (credited as Antoinette Lees)
  • Thelma White as Perfume Salesgirl
  • J. Gunnis Davis as Footman


The film recorded a loss of $111,845.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p436

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On Radio[edit]

The Moon's Our Home was produced as part of the Lux Radio Theater on February 10, 1941 with Jimmy Stewart and Carole Lombard in the leading roles.