MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,615 this week

Our Mr. Sun (1956)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation  -  19 November 1956 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 117 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 2 critic

Dale Phillips (Since this is an educational film dramatizing facts about the sun it would be difficult to write a summary without spoilers. This summary is meant to excite and encourage ... See full summary »

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1120 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 283 titles
created 19 Dec 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 836 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Our Mr. Sun" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Our Mr. Sun (TV Movie 1956)

Our Mr. Sun (TV Movie 1956) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Our Mr. Sun.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Long Pants (1927)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Harry Shelby has been kept in knee pants for years by his overprotective parents, but the day finally comes when Harry is given his first pair of long pants. Almost immediately, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Harry Langdon, Gladys Brockwell, Alan Roscoe
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Molly Kelly wants to marry a millionaire. When she runs into Andy Charles, heir to a restaurant fortune, she jumps at the chance and marries him. Andy's father if furious and disinherits ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Viola Dana, Ralph Graves, Burr McIntosh
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Directors: Frank Capra, Hugh Stewart, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Leo Genn, Burgess Meredith, Bernard Miles
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft
Lost Horizon (1937)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La -- but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Stars: Claire Chennault, Kai-Shek Chiang, Madame Chiang
Lone Star (1952)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford
Dark Delusion (1947)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. ... See full summary »

Director: Willis Goldbeck
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, James Craig, Lucille Bremer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Helene Chadwick, Margaret Livingston
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Shirley Mason, William Collier Jr., Johnnie Walker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
The Fiction Writer
...
Father Time (voice)
Frank Baxter ...
Dr. Research (as Dr. Frank C. Baxter)
Marvin Miller ...
Mr. Sun (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Dale Phillips (Since this is an educational film dramatizing facts about the sun it would be difficult to write a summary without spoilers. This summary is meant to excite and encourage viewing.) I saw this educational movie in elementary school in the mid-1950s. The idea was to introduce the sun and its role as center of the solar system. There are close-ups of the sun showing sunspots on the sun's violent surface. It was explained that the Earth rotates on its axis so we see the sun in daytime on our side of the Earth and our side of the earth is turned away from the sun at night. The Earth revolves around the sun in one year causing the seasons. Facts about the sun include the distance from Earth to sun, that the sun is a star, how hot the sun is no one can live there), and how the sun provides light plants need to grow and warms land and water. Without "Our Mr. Sun" Earth would be a frozen, lifeless lump and we would not be here. (I believe another film long these lines is "Hemo ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sun | earth | educational | science | star | See All (50) »

Genres:

Animation

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 November 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nuestro Sr. Sol  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First of four educational films produced by Bell Laboratories and directed by Frank Capra on the subjects of the sun, the human circulatory system, radioactivity and the weather. These films were used regularly in classrooms since they were well produced and Bell Laboratories would supply 16mm copies of the films to schools free of charge. See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor: Ode to Joy
(excerpt)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Sung by uncredited chorus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Remember when this was made!
6 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You have to watch this film remembering it was made in 50's. Another reviewer has written about this film as if it was same level as the worst of the propaganda films every made. Which is pure rubbish. There are religious references in the film, but this will not harm anyone. Especially since no one should watch it as accurate source of science information. In fact the values are all thats left as a message in this film. That and the pure entertainment value of watching something that shows how much we misunderstood astronomy, and science at the time. See the film, enjoy the Mr Sun character, and lighten up.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
In response to G.WELLS at hotmail.com barry-mel45
'Ahead Of Its Time!' -- Need a Frank Capra expert tomtac
Discuss Our Mr. Sun (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?