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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (original title)
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A sophisticated urban woman seduces a farmer in the hopes that he will murder his neglected wife and join her in the city, but he soon finds himself by rekindling his relationship with the latter when she discovers their scheme.

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  • Won 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
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The Man
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The Wife
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The Woman From the City
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The Maid
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The Photographer (as J. Farrell McDonald)
Ralph Sipperly ...
The Barber
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The Manicure Girl
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The Obtrusive Gentleman
Eddie Boland ...
The Obliging Gentleman
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Streetcar Conductor (uncredited)
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Dance Hall Manager (uncredited)
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Manager of Hair Salon (uncredited)
Vondell Darr ...
Little Girl (uncredited)
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Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
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Angry Driver (uncredited)
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Performer - Song: 'Tozo' (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
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Old Seaman (uncredited)
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Villager (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Ballroom Dancer / Kissing Couple (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
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Ballroom Dancer / Kissing Couple (uncredited)
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Flower Seller (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Carnival Gallery Man with Pig (uncredited)
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Head Waiter (uncredited)
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Barber (uncredited)
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Money Lender (uncredited)

Directed by

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F.W. Murnau

Written by

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Carl Mayer ... (scenario)
 
Hermann Sudermann ... (from an original theme by)
 
Katherine Hilliker ... (titles) and
H.H. Caldwell ... (titles)

Produced by

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William Fox ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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R.H. Bassett ... (uncredited) (Los Angeles premiere)
Carli Elinor ... (uncredited) (Los Angeles premiere)
Erno Rapee ... (uncredited) (New York premiere)
Hugo Riesenfeld ... (uncredited) (1928)
Willy Schmidt-Gentner ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Charles Rosher ... (photography)
Karl Struss ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Harold D. Schuster ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Rochus Gliese ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Charles Dudley ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Herman Bing ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Don B. Greenwood ... property master (uncredited)
Alfred Metscher ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Edgar G. Ulmer ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Gordon Wiles ... art department head (uncredited)

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Frank D. Williams ... special effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Max Munn Autrey ... still photographer (uncredited)
Hal Carney ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Powolny ... still photographer (uncredited)
Stuart Thompson ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

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Maurice Baron ... orchestrator: Erno Rapee score (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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William Fox ... presenter
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines THE SCREEN MASTERPIECE OF 1927 (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 17 December 1927) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sunrise (United States, English title)
  • Sunrise (United States)
  • Sunrise (World-wide, English title)
  • L'aurore (France)
  • Sonnenaufgang - Lied von zwei Menschen (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Budget $200,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $208,027

Did You Know?

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Trivia F.W. Murnau hated using title cards in his films. Thus, in Sunrise (1927), the title cards become more and more infrequent as the film progresses and virtually non-existent by the end. See more »
Goofs When the Farmer is holding his son, he sets him on his Wife's lap twice. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une vague nouvelle (1999). See more »
Quotes [opening title cards]
Title Card: This song of the Man and his Wife is of no place and every place; you might hear it anywhere, at any time.
Title Card: For wherever the sun rises and sets, in the city's turmoil or under the open sky on the farm, life is much the same; sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet.
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