Over the Moon (film)

Over the Moon is a 1939 British Technicolor comedy film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Merle Oberon, Rex Harrison, Ursula Jeans and Herbert Lomas.

Over the Moon
Directed byThornton Freeland
William K. Howard (uncredited)
Produced byAlexander Korda
Screenplay byAnthony Pelissier
Alec Coppel
Arthur Wimperis
Story byLajos Bíró
Robert E. Sherwood
StarringMerle Oberon
Rex Harrison
Ursula Jeans
Music byMischa Spoliansky
CinematographyHarry Stradling Sr.
Edited byPat Wooley
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
19 October 1939 (1939-10-19) UK
Running time
78 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

Jane Benson (Merle Oberon) is a lowly Yorkshire girl who lives simply, caring for her elderly, ailing uncle and not wishing for anything more. She does take a fancy, however, to the local doctor, Freddie Jarvis (Rex Harrison), and she persuades him to marry her. Soon she finds she has inherited eighteen million pounds and wants to travel across Europe with Freddie Jarvis; however he wants to stay as he is dedicated to his patients.[1] So she leaves for Europe without him and is followed by suitors who are not necessarily interested in her personality. Meanwhile, back in Yorkshire, Dr Jarvis becomes notorious as the man who turned down £18 million and the infamy seriously affects his ability for serious research.[2]



  1. "Over the Moon (1939)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. "Over the Moon - Plot Summary". IMDB. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. "Over the Moon - Cast and Crew". IMDB. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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