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Over the Moon

Over the Moon(1940)

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Jane Benson, a charming English girl, lives alone in a vast Yorkshire mansion which has been left to her by her grandfather, a wealthy old skinflint who has just died. Jane, tired of poverty, longs for the glitter of London, Monte Carlo and Nice. A young country doctor, Freddie Jarvis, is in love with her, and when Jane confesses that she shares his love, Freddie offers to sell his practice and take her on the adventure she has always dreamed of. When her grandfather's will is read, it is discovered that the old man left his entire fortune of £18,000,000 to Jane. Immediately, Jane becomes one of the richest girls in England and is besieged by reporters and an assortment of social parasites. Dazed by her good fortune, Jane realizes that she can now gratify her longings for a life of glamour. With Freddie, who fears that things can never be the same between them, Jane goes to London, where she is taken in by Millie and Julie, members of the fast set who contrive to cut themselves in on Jane's bounty. After Jane and Freddie quarrel about their life style, Freddie leaves, and Julie and Millie, sensing their opportunity, introduce Jane to Guy and Pietro, titled gigolos who are after her money. As Jane travels to Paris and Monte Carlo with her newfound friends, her heart remains with Freddie, who has taken a job at an ultra-fashionable clinic in Switzerland. Freddie, who is dedicated to his profession, is not happy with the bogus scientific atmosphere of the clinic and resists the blandishments of his wealthy patients. At last, Jane sees the folly of her life and decides to return to Freddie. Catching the next train to Switzerland, she visits Freddie, who, although overjoyed to see her, remains unconvinced that she has changed. At Jane's insistence, they tour Italy where, while drifting in a gondola along a Venetian canal, they realize that nothing will ever come between them again.