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The Sun Comes Up (1949)

Passed | | Drama, Family, Musical | 12 May 1949 (USA)
Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »

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Richard Thorpe
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jeanette MacDonald ... Helen Lorfield Winter
Lloyd Nolan ... Thomas I. Chandler
Claude Jarman Jr. ... Jerry
Lewis Stone ... Arthur Norton
Percy Kilbride ... Mr. Willie B. Williegood
Nicholas Joy ... Victor Alvord
Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Golightly
Hope Landin ... Mrs. Pope
Esther Somers Esther Somers ... Susan - the maid
Pal Pal ... Lassie (as Lassie)
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Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her late son. Punctuated with song-filled interludes. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Jeanette MacDonald in her final screen appearance! See more »

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Drama | Family | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lassie perd et gagne See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jeanette MacDonald's final film. See more »

Goofs

If you watch Claude Jarmin Jr.'s lips closely, you will see that he is using the working title of the film, "Sun in the Morning". Jarmin had to redub the line when the film was released as "The Sun Comes Up". See more »

Connections

Follows Courage of Lassie (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Bel Di
(uncredited)
from "Madama Butterfly"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
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Jeanette MacDonald in her last film appearance...
20 April 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Nice, simple family film, a bit dated but still with enough charm and humor to make it agreeable--based on a novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of 'The Yearling'. Jeanette has her bitterness melted by Claude Jarman, Jr. and Lassie when she decides to retreat to the country to forget about the death of her son. An above-average Lassie film with a rather predictable ending after a tense fire sequence in which he rescues Claude Jarman, Jr. from a burning loft. A few nice songs by Jeanette, beautiful settings and some amusing performances by Percy Kilbride, Margaret Hamilton and others. Lloyd Nolan turns up for a cameo role. Pleasant entertainment. The blurb on the VHS copy I have cites a quote from the N.Y. Times which is so accurate: "Simple and sweet...Jeanette MacDonald has never looked lovelier."


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