Reaching for the Moon (1930)

STARRING:
Douglas Fairbanks, Bebe Daniels
DIRECTED BY:
Edmond Goulding
GENRE:
Musical
Wall Street wizard Larry Day, naive to the ways of love, gets lessons on the art of womanizing from his valet. He follows his dream girl, 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 the girl. This musical romantic comedy features music by Irving Berlin and an early appearance of Bing Crosby. Starring Douglas Fairbanks, this film is not to be confused with his silent of the same title from 1917. (BW)