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Sunny (1941)

Passed | | Musical | 30 May 1941 (USA)
The beautiful Anna Neagle stars as a circus performer who falls in love with a rich car dealer's son, against her family's wishes. Features some spirited dance numbers with Ray Bolger.

Director:

Herbert Wilcox

Writers:

Oscar Hammerstein II (play), Otto A. Harbach (play) (as Otto Harbach) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Neagle ... Sunny O'Sullivan
Ray Bolger ... Bunny Billings
John Carroll ... Larry Warren
Edward Everett Horton ... Henry Bates
Grace Hartman Grace Hartman ... Juliet Runnymede
Paul Hartman ... Egghead
Frieda Inescort ... Elizabeth Warren
Helen Westley ... Aunt Barbara
Benny Rubin ... Maj. Montgomery Sloan
Muggins Davies Muggins Davies ... Muggins
Richard Lane ... Reporter
Martha Tilton ... Queen of Hearts
Torben Meyer ... Jean (head waiter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernestine Clark Ernestine Clark ... Acrobat
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Storyline

The beautiful Anna Neagle stars as a circus performer who falls in love with a rich car dealer's son, against her family's wishes. Features some spirited dance numbers with Ray Bolger.

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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mardi gras See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Suffolk Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sunny opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre (New York City) on September 22, 1925 and ran for 517 performances. See more »

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Version of Sunny (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady Must Be Kissed
Sung by Martha Tilton and chorus
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quaint in a boring kind of way
22 August 2005 | by johnmallard0See all my reviews

Too bad the storyline takes so long to get on track this might have been a much better movie with some good writers. Just doesn't make since during the first half. Much better in the second half but by then it is too late. Musical numbers are rather lame and forgettable and sometimes seem out of place. If you are a Ray Bolger fan you will be mostly disappointed. While listed as it's star Ray Bolger only seems to play a filler role in this movie. He has one dance sequence that was interesting to watch. However even that needed better direction to showcase his talent. Anna Neagle the real star in this movie gives a rather hollow performance.


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