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To be near the fella she loves, an English bareback rider dons dungarees vandalism 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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Hello Everybody - SUNNY'S HERE! See more »

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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 »

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

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I Was Alone
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Marilyn Miller (twice)
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Sparkling performance by Miss Miller!
10 June 2000 | by (Sacramento) – See all my reviews

I always thought that "Her Majesty Love" was Marilyn Miller's finest film until I saw "Sunny". Most of the movie crowd crowns the high notes on "Sally" but I find it boring and oh so long. "Sunny" is in rotten shape but what survives is wonderful to watch. MM simply illuminates the screen and is full of mischief in this tale of a circus bare back rider/dancer who stows away on an ocean liner. Note that Warner's used either the Aquitania or Mauretania for the cast off scene, and another two stacked liner for the long shot.... Somehow the ship loses two funnels once it's at sea... All in all, this one is a keeper for sure. Too bad MM didn't make more movies and died so young.


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