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Director:
Writers:
Carl Mayer (scenario)
Hermann Sudermann (from an original theme by)
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Release Date:
4 November 1927 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George O'Brien ... The Man

Janet Gaynor ... The Wife

Margaret Livingston ... The Woman From the City
Bodil Rosing ... The Maid
J. Farrell MacDonald ... The Photographer (as J. Farrell McDonald)
Ralph Sipperly ... The Barber

Jane Winton ... The Manicure Girl
Arthur Housman ... The Obtrusive Gentleman
Eddie Boland ... The Obliging Gentleman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herman Bing ... Streetcar Conductor (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ... Dance Hall Manager (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Manager of Hair Salon (uncredited)

Sally Eilers ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)

Gibson Gowland ... Angry Driver (uncredited)
Fletcher Henderson ... Performer - Song: 'Tozo' (uncredited)
Thomas Jefferson ... Old Seaman (uncredited)
Bob Kortman ... Villager (uncredited)

F.W. Murnau ... Dancer (uncredited)
Barry Norton ... Ballroom Dancer / Kissing Couple (uncredited)
Robert Parrish ... Boy (uncredited)
Sally Phipps ... Ballroom Dancer / Kissing Couple (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Carnival Gallery Man with Pig (uncredited)
Phillips Smalley ... Head Waiter (uncredited)
Leo White ... Barber (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Money Lender (uncredited)

Directed by
F.W. Murnau 
 
Writing credits
Carl Mayer (scenario)

Hermann Sudermann (from an original theme by)

Katherine Hilliker (titles) and
H.H. Caldwell (titles)

Produced by
William Fox .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Sheldon Mirowitz (2011)
R.H. Bassett (Los Angeles premiere) (uncredited)
Carli Elinor (Los Angeles premiere) (uncredited)
Erno Rapee (New York premiere) (uncredited)
Hugo Riesenfeld (1928) (uncredited)
Willy Schmidt-Gentner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher (photography)
Karl Struss (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harold D. Schuster (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Rochus Gliese (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Charlie Dudley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herman Bing .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Alfred Metscher .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Edgar G. Ulmer .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Gordon Wiles .... art department head (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Frank D. Williams .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Max M. Autrey .... still photographer (uncredited)
Hal Carney .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Powolny .... still photographer (uncredited)
Stuart Thompson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice Baron .... orchestrator: Erno Rapee score (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Fox .... presents
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
94 min | Germany:106 min
Country:
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Movietone) (musical score and sound effects) | Silent (alternate version)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Germany:6 | Portugal:17 (director's cut) | South Korea:15 (2004) | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video re-rating) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first silent film to be released on Blu-ray (by Eureka Entertainment on September 21st, 2009 in United Kingdom).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Farmer is holding his son, he sets him on his Wife's lap twice.See more »
Quotes:
The Man:[pleading to his wife] Don't be afraid of me!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mr. Jealousy (1997)See more »

FAQ

Is "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" based on a novel?
Was "Sunrise" the first talkie?
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33 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
crying on film, 17 October 2000
Author: caspian1978 from Boston, MA

A lot of film historians will tell you that Gone With the Wind was the first film that has the leading man crying on film. Clark Gable was said to be the first actor to do this.

This is not so.

In fact, George O'Brien is the first actor to do so. In the famous wedding scene, O'Brien breaks down in tears in front of his wife when he remembers back to the vow he took with his wife.

Sunrise is one of the last great silent films that is filled with so many wonderful moments which helped it win the first and only Academy Award for Best Silent Film.

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