Synopsis by Hal Erickson
There's a joke currently making the rounds amongst underpaid civil servants in the state of Vermont: "Moonlight in Vermont-or starve." Back in 1943, however, Moonlight in Vermont was not only a popular song, but also the title of this 6-reel Universal "B" musical. Gloria Jean plays Gwen Harding, fresh off the farm in Vermont and newly arrived in New York. Aspiring to an acting career, Gwen enrolls in a snooty dramatic school, where she falls in love with student "Slick" Ellis (Ray Malone). Though many of Gwen's fellow would-be thespians treat her rather cruelly, they prove that they're good kids underneath when they show up en masse at her family's farm to help with the harvesting. It's all merely an excuse for Gloria Jean to sing, of course-and what's wrong with that?
city-life, farming, finances, school, show