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Sunrise (1927)

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (original title)
Passed | | Drama, Romance | 4 November 1927 (USA)
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.

Director:

F.W. Murnau

Writers:

Carl Mayer (scenario), Hermann Sudermann (from an original theme by) | 2 more credits »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... The Man
Janet Gaynor ... The Wife
Margaret Livingston ... The Woman From the City
Bodil Rosing ... The Maid
J. Farrell MacDonald ... The Photographer (as J. Farrell McDonald)
Ralph Sipperly Ralph Sipperly ... The Barber
Jane Winton ... The Manicure Girl
Arthur Housman ... The Obtrusive Gentleman
Eddie Boland Eddie Boland ... The Obliging Gentleman
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Storyline

In this fable-morality subtitled "A Song of Two Humans", the "evil" temptress is a city woman who bewitches farmer Anses and tries to convince him to murder his neglected wife, Indre. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What is the lure that makes a man forget home and hearth for passing pleasures? (Print Ad- Telegraph-Herald, ((Dubuque, Iowa)) 28 April 1929) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the 400 movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

When the Farmer is holding his son, he sets him on his Wife's lap twice. See more »

Quotes

The Man: [pleading to his wife] Don't be afraid of me!
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Alternate Versions

The Blu-Ray Disc release features the American version of the movie with 2 scores - the original American score, and an alternate, more recently-recorded one. See more »

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Sunrise of cinema
1 July 2004 | by egomacpSee all my reviews

I have no words. This is cinema. This is not a story, this is not a plot. This is THE STORY, this is THE PLOT. Murnau can describe the human beings, the men, the women and the fast blind society. The woman of the city seems to be a post-modern nosferatu. She is a vampire, she moves like Dracula, she is like a witch around a tree. This film holds the tragedy and the comedy, the laughing and the crying. "Sunrise" doesn't belong to the past, but It belongs to the story, to the time. Sunrise, yes...the sunrise of the modern cinema waiting for "Citizen Kane".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunrise See more »

Filming Locations:

Coronado, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,107
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Movietone) (musical score and sound effects)| Silent (alternate version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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