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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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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Sunny
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Anna Neagle
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quaint in a boring kind of way
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Too bad the storyline takes so long to get on track this might have been a much better movie with some good writers. Just doesn't make since during the first half. Much better in the second half but by then it is too late. Musical numbers are rather lame and forgettable and sometimes seem out of place. If you are a Ray Bolger fan you will be mostly disappointed. While listed as it's star Ray Bolger only seems to play a filler role in this movie. He has one dance sequence that was interesting to watch. However even that needed better direction to showcase his talent. Anna Neagle the real star in this movie gives a rather hollow performance.


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