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The Sun Comes Up

1949 1h 33m Musical List
Reviews 67% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Helen Winter (Jeanette MacDonald) is a widow and former singer who has also endured the death of her son and takes refuge in a rural Georgia town, along with her dog, Lassie. Helen and Lassie both become close to an amiable local orphan named Jerry (Claude Jarman Jr.), who seems to frequently find himself in perilous situations. When Jerry gets caught in a blazing building, it's up to Lassie to save the boy, making Helen realize how important both of them are to her. Read More Read Less

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bill t A bit of a silly Lassie picture that gets even hootier as it draws to it's conclusion. Jeanette McDonald (!!) plays a grieving mother who has lost her son THANKS TO THE DOG. She retreats (with the dog!) to the country, rents a ridiculously big house, and well, learns to love dogs and kids again. She meets an orphan who sort of hangs around her so much so he can be adopted, and culmanates at a big FIRE AT THE ORPHANAGE! where, yes, someone yells "GO GET HIM, BOY!" to the dog. Pretty amazing. lol Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Eventually, almost every star at MGM appeared in a musical, and Lassie was no exception; here, she shares screen time with Jeanette MacDonald (in her last film appearance). Lassie doesn't sing, but Jeanette does. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review ashley h Sun Comes Up is a cute film. It is about a bereaved war widow who 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. Jeanette MacDonald and Lloyd Nolan give excellent performances. The screenplay is well written. Richard Thorpe did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the humor and the drama. Sun Comes Up is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member another entry in the Lassie series & Jeanette MacDonald's final film Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member macdonald +lassie= winning combo Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Helen Winter (Jeanette MacDonald) is a widow and former singer who has also endured the death of her son and takes refuge in a rural Georgia town, along with her dog, Lassie. Helen and Lassie both become close to an amiable local orphan named Jerry (Claude Jarman Jr.), who seems to frequently find himself in perilous situations. When Jerry gets caught in a blazing building, it's up to Lassie to save the boy, making Helen realize how important both of them are to her.
Director
Richard Thorpe
Producer
Robert Sisk
Screenwriter
William Ludwig, Margaret Fitts
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 20, 2016
Runtime
1h 33m
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