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Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)

Approved | | Drama | July 1952 (USA)
At the fiftieth anniversary of his town's founding, the town's first barber recalls his long-dead, spirited bride and the flaw in his own character that helped bring about her loss and others.

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Nellie Halper
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Ben Halper
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Ed Jordan
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Lloyd Slocum
Helene Stanley ...
Eadie Jordan
Tommy Morton ...
Benny Halper Jr.
Joyce Mackenzie ...
Bessie Jordan
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George Oliphant
Richard Karlan ...
Mike Kava
Bill Walker ...
Robert Waverly Ferris aka Trooper (as William Walker)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hutchinson Municipal Band ...
Sevillinois Band
Marie Benson ...
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Glenna Haines ...
Gossipy spinster
Billy Hamilton ...
Sign Painter
George Holloway ...
Taxicab driver
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Storyline

Ben Halper sets up his barber's shop at the turn of the century in Sevillinois and watches the town grow around him. Thinking it is for the best, he tries to shield his wife Nellie from the worries of the world. She finally rebels while he is away at war and takes a fateful trip to Chicago. This turns out to be the first of a number of critical family crises for Ben. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Worth Waiting For! The Romance, The Music, The Heartbeat of a Nation!

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Seein' Nellie Home  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 4, 1953 with Jean Peters and David Wayne reprising their film roles. See more »

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National Emblem
Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley
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lovely nostalgic story of small town barber
12 December 2005 | by (Oregon, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that can grab at your heart while it offers a glimpse at fifty years in the life of a small town barber. It's not a well known movie. I first saw it by accident on a local TV station, back when they showed older movies. It's never been released on video but it has been on cable sometimes and I managed to tape it once but hadn't watched it for awhile. Just finished and it has a strong emotional impact, as previous reviewers have also said. Maybe it's a little corny by "modern standards," and to people used to modern movies its pacing may feel a little slow. But it feels true to the time period it covers. The characters and their situations are believable. David Wayne, who usually seemed to play supporting parts, is terrific in the lead. Jean Peters, whom I don't remember seeing in other movies, is gorgeous. If you have a chance, watch this movie. It's really a wonderful film.


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