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Sunny (1941)

Passed  -  Musical  -  30 May 1941 (USA)
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The beautiful Anna Neagle stars as a circus performer who falls in love with a rich car dealer's son, against her family's wishes. Features some spirited dance numbers with Ray Bolger.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Neagle ...
Sunny O'Sullivan
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Bunny Billings
John Carroll ...
Larry Warren
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Henry Bates
Grace Hartman ...
Juliet Runnymede
Paul Hartman ...
Egghead
Frieda Inescort ...
Elizabeth Warren
Helen Westley ...
Aunt Barbara
Benny Rubin ...
Maj. Montgomery Sloan
Muggins Davies ...
Muggins
Richard Lane ...
Reporter
Martha Tilton ...
Torben Meyer ...
Jean (head waiter)
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Ernestine Clark ...
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The beautiful Anna Neagle stars as a circus performer who falls in love with a rich car dealer's son, against her family's wishes. Features some spirited dance numbers with Ray Bolger.

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30 May 1941 (USA)  »

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Mardi gras  »

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Sunny opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre (New York City) on September 22, 1925 and ran for 517 performances. See more »

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Version of Sunny (1930) See more »

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Jack Tar and Sam Gob
Sung and Danced by Anna Neagle and Ray Bolger
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Certainly not 'sunny'!
1 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The sight of Anna Neagle playing young and 'cute' whilst in her mid thirties is not very appealing. The only real reason for sitting through acres of boredom is to see the wonderful Ray Bolger and his amazing elastic legs in a couple of great dance routines. John Carroll is a slightly chubby and bland leading man. The musical numbers are expensively mounted but are not presented well enough to hold the interest. The movie needed a less stodgy director than Herbert Wilcox, a younger leading lady and should have been filmed in colour for maximum impact. The previous version of 'Sunny' was no masterpiece and this remake is no improvement. It must have played better on the stage and obviously doesn't lend itself to being filmed.


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