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The Sun Comes Up (1949)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Musical | 12 May 1949 (USA)
Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
... Helen Lorfield Winter
... Thomas I. Chandler
... Jerry
... Arthur Norton
... Mr. Willie B. Williegood
... Victor Alvord
... Mrs. Golightly
... Mrs. Pope
Esther Somers ... Susan - the maid
Pal ... Lassie (as Lassie)


Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her late son. Punctuated with song-filled interludes. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Jeanette MacDonald in her final screen appearance! See more »


Drama | Family | Musical


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Release Date:

12 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lassie perd et gagne  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Helen Winter (Jeanette MacDonald) drives a 1948 Ford Sportsman Convertible. See more »


When Jerry finally decides to go play with Lassie, we can hear someone off-screen give Lassie a command. Right after Jerry says,"Let's have fun now," and hugs Lassie, a man's voice clearly speaks a word off-camera, and Lassie looks in that direction before running off with the boy. See more »


Followed by The Painted Hills (1951) See more »


Cousin Ebenezer
Music by André Previn
Lyrics by William Katz
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald and uncredited boy singers
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Heart-warming story of love conquering loss
13 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Yes, I know.

I'd never seen it - it was MacDonald's last film - what better way for MGM to say you are a has- been than to make her a "mother" in a Lassie movie. Drek! I prepared to "endure it" for Jeannette's sake.

I was utterly captivated. What a lovely movie - classed up there with Friendly Persuasion in terms of truly loving, and truly honest human emotion. I keep trying to convince myself to pass this along, but I cry too much, it's too real, too human, too GOOD for that. For the lovers of what President Wilson tried to do for the US and what Obama in his footsteps is still unable to do for us, this is what the ideal of the US is as it lives on in ideals, honesty, and right thinking and feeling.

Jeannette has four classical aria/song moments - a French song, a repetition of Puccini's Un Bel Di (Broadway Serenade), Songs My Mother Taught Me, and Romance. Not much to go on, but it doesn't matter. She is fine dramatically, as a war widow , whose son dies and is left alone, but is brought to life by her encounter with an orphan {exceptional performance by young actor, Claude Jarman, Jr.] Her son exits at 10 minutes into the film, young Jarman arrives at 20 minutes.

Lewis Stone is seen briefly as an adviser. Percy Kilbridge is brilliant in a Charles Butterworth role as the local sage. Margaret Hamilton is unforgettable as a fashion-conscious spinster. Poor Lloyd Nolan doesn't arrive until an hour and 3 minutes in, but we know he will anchor the film, as he always did {most successfully in Peyton Place).

Oh, do see it - that dog will melt you as will the story and the deft acting, direction and over-all good intentions of it.

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