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Sunny (1930)

TV-PG | | Musical | 9 November 1930 (USA)
To be near the fella she loves, an English bareback rider dons dungarees and cap to pass as a boy stows away to America, gets caught, marries someone else...and finally ends up in the warm ... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Otto A. Harbach (book) (as Otto Harbach), Oscar Hammerstein II (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marilyn Miller ... Sunny
Lawrence Gray ... Tom Warren
Joe Donahue ... Jim Denning
O.P. Heggie ... Peters
Inez Courtney ... 'Weenie'
Barbara Bedford ... Margaret
Judith Vosselli ... Sue
Clyde Cook ... Sam
Mackenzie Ward ... Wendell-Wendell
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Storyline

To be near the fella she loves, an English bareback rider dons dungarees and cap to pass as a boy stows away to America, gets caught, marries someone else...and finally ends up in the warm embrace of her beloved. Such fluffy foolishness is the plot of sunny, the Broadway smash brought to screen life by the irresistible Marilyn Miller, recreating her stage success in the title role. The sparkling Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein lotto hardback score includes who? and the title tune. And the lovely Miller socks' em over with her winning voice, exhilarating dancing skills band infectious good cheer. If this is your firs encounter with Marilyn Miller, prepare to be a fan.

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A naughty - but nice - plenty of spice - never grow cold HOT WIDOW! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

便利な結婚 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (with color sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the film Till the Clouds Roll By (1946), a biography of composer Jerome Kern, Judy Garland played Marilyn Miller and performed two songs from this show, "Sunny" and "Who?" See more »

Connections

Featured in Broadway: The American Musical (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

D'Ya Love Me?
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
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No classic, but worth watching if just for the tunes.
11 September 2012 | by atrpmSee all my reviews

This is the closest we'll ever get to seeing the wonderful Marilyn Miller on stage in her role as Sunny. The title song and the memorable "Who" were some of the most popular tunes in the late '20s, as played by George Olsen and His Music (who not only played in the Broadway production but cut a record with those songs on it.) It's rather interesting that WB made this movie right at the end of the musical era: had the stock market crash happened two years later, this might well have been an color production. It was certainly intended to be a blockbuster, and if only for that reason it's worth watching -- to see what constituted "popular" in a different era.


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