Over the Moon
Directed by
Screenplay by
Story by
Produced byAlexander Korda
CinematographyHarry Stradling Sr.
Edited byPat Wooley
Music byMischa Spoliansky
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
19 October 1939 (1939-10-19TUK)
Running time
78 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.


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Jane Benson is a lowly Yorkshire girl who lives simply, caring for her elderly, ailing uncle and not wishing for anything more. She takes a fancy to local doctor Freddie Jarvis, and she persuades him to marry her. Jane soon learns that she has inherited £18 million. She wants to travel across Europe with Freddie, but he wants to stay because he is dedicated to his patients.[1] Jane leaves for Europe without Freddie and is followed by many suitors. Back in Yorkshire, Freddie becomes notorious as the man who declined £18 million, and the infamy hampers his ability to perform 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.