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Sunbonnet Sue (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 6 October 1945 (USA)
It's 1890s New York, and a rich society woman is scandalized that her niece is planning on a show-business career; not only that, but her first engagement is to be singing and dancing in a ... See full summary »



(as Richard A. Carroll), | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Casey, Tavern Owner
Mrs. Fitzgerald
Julia (as Edna M. Holland)
Joe Feeney
Charles D. Brown ...
Father Hurley
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
Masters (as Gerald O. Smith)
William E. Green ...
Flaherty (as Billy Green)
Jerry Franks Jr. ...
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Michael Raffetto ...
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It's 1890s New York, and a rich society woman is scandalized that her niece is planning on a show-business career; not only that, but her first engagement is to be singing and dancing in a Bowery saloon. She determines to put a stop to her niece's career path. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Musical






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6 October 1945 (USA)  »

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Belle of the Bowery  »

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Pleasant turn of the century musical set in NYC's Bowery
13 February 2001 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is a pleasant little trifle from Monogram, centering on turn of the century NYC's Bowery. In fact it should have been called "THE BOWERY" for calling it SUNBONNET SUE is misleading. This is not the old operetta of that title, the song is merely one sung by leading lady, Gale Storm. George Cleveland gives one of his best performances as Casey, a Tavern Owner, whose daughter, Sue, performs there. Sue's aunt is determined to raise her out of that shameless state and bring her up in wealth as a young woman ought (funny, she didn't think of it for about 23 years of Sue's life thus far). In order to keep her aunt from shutting her father's saloon down, she goes to live with her. The predictable happens with Sue eventually winning her love and returning to the Bowery. The scoring was nominated for an Oscar but is rather mediocre and undeserving in my opinion. Gale Storm is her usual perky, bright and bouncy self - much talent here kept under a cabbage leaf and given mediocre projects for all of her film career - she was to hit her stride on tv. This is not top quality film making but is pleasant enough and a must see for Storm fans - a rare film.

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