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Reaching for the Moon (1930)

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91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. He then loses his fortune in the market crash and ...See moreWall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. He then loses his fortune in the market crash and feels he has also lost his girl... Written by Herman Seifer See less
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Writers
Irving Berlin (based on a story: with music) | Edmund Goulding | Elsie Janis (additional dialogue)
Cinematographers
Ray June (photography) | Robert H. Planck (photography) (as Robert Planck)
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Updated Dec 29, 1930

Release date
Feb 21, 1931 (United States)

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28 cast members
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Douglas Fairbanks
Larry Day Larry Day   See fewer
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Bebe Daniels
Vivien Benton Vivien Benton   See fewer
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Edward Everett Horton
Roger - the Valet Roger - the Valet   See fewer
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Claud Allister
Sir Horace Partington Chelmsford Sir Horace Partington Chelmsford   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Jimmy Carrington Jimmy Carrington   See fewer
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Walter Walker
James Benton James Benton   See fewer
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June MacCloy
Kitty - Aero Girl With Long Earrings Kitty - Aero Girl With Long Earrings   See fewer
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Helen Jerome Eddy
Larry's Secretary Larry's Secretary   See fewer
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James Conaty
Office Worker (uncredited) Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marcelle Corday
Vivian's Maid (uncredited) Vivian's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Corrigan
Timothy Grovener - Bank President (uncredited) Timothy Grovener - Bank President (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adrienne D'Ambricourt
Vivian's Maid (uncredited) Vivian's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Eaton
Ship's Party Guest Listening to Singer (uncredited) Ship's Party Guest Listening to Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Elliott
Ship's Party Guest (uncredited) Ship's Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Flier (uncredited) Flier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alphonse Martell
Warden (uncredited) Warden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Toshia Mori
Coat Girl (uncredited) Coat Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
Ship's Party Guest (uncredited) Ship's Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Servant Telling Larry London is Calling (uncredited) Servant Telling Larry London is Calling (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis O'Keefe
Ship's Party Guest (uncredited) Ship's Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kate Price
Fat Woman (uncredited) Fat Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald R. Rondell
Ship Baggage Steward (uncredited) Ship Baggage Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Flier (uncredited) Flier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Tead
Reporter Looking for Aero Girls (uncredited) Reporter Looking for Aero Girls (uncredited)   See fewer
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Luana Walters
Undetermined Subordinate Role (uncredited) Undetermined Subordinate Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Whitlock
Associate (uncredited) Associate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Wix
Outraged Mother at Ship's Party (uncredited) Outraged Mother at Ship's Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 317 votes