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The Sun Comes Up (1949)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 12 May 1949 (USA)
Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »

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Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her late son. Punctuated with song-filled interludes. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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12 May 1949 (USA)  »

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Lassie perd et gagne  »

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Trivia

"The Sun Comes Up" is mainly based on the 1936 short story "A Mother in Mannville" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. According to the University of South Carolina Libraries description of Rawlings's works, in 1946 MGM asked Rawlings to do a story that could star Lassie with Claude Jarman, Jr. Rawlings started with her 1936 short story "A Mother in Mannville". Although her adaptation never became a novel, the "Saturday Evening Post" published it as "Mountain Prelude", a 6-part serial during April 26 to May 31, 1947. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry finally decides to go play with Lassie, we can hear someone off-screen give Lassie a command. Right after Jerry says,"Let's have fun now," and hugs Lassie, a man's voice clearly speaks a word off-camera, and Lassie looks in that direction before running off with the boy. See more »

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Followed by The New Lassie (1989) See more »

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Un Bel Di
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from "Madama Butterfly"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
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A good family movie.
6 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie that may be a bit corny by modern measure but a wonderful film to sit down with a young child and watch. Old time values--a slice of life with real problems---a happy ending.


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