The Moon's Our Home

The Moon's Our Home is a 1936 American comedy film directed by William A. Seiter. It was adapted from a novel of the same name written by Faith Baldwin and first published in serial form in Cosmopolitan magazine.

The Moon's Our Home
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
Produced byWalter Wanger
Written byFaith Baldwin
Alan Campbell
Isabel Dawn
Boyce DeGaw
Dorothy Parker
StarringHenry Fonda
Margaret Sullavan
Walter Brennan
Henrietta Crosman
Music byGerard Carbonara
CinematographyJoseph A. Valentine
Edited byDorothy Spencer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
April 10, 1936 (1936-04-10)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$417,663[1]

Plot summary

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.



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

Writing for The Spectator in 1936, Graham Greene gave the film a good review, describing it as "a trivial charming comedy". Greene praised Dorothy Parker's comedy writing and the acting of Margaret Sullavan and Henry Fonda for providing "the sense of something fresh and absurd and civilized".[2]

On radio

Lux Radio Theater aired an adaptation of the film on February 10, 1941, with James Stewart and Carole Lombard in the leading roles.


  1. Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p436
  2. Greene, Graham (26 June 1936). "Show Boat/The Moon's Our Home". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. pp. 83–84. ISBN 0192812866.)

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