Sunny (1941 film)

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Sunny
Sunny (1941 film) poster 1.jpg
Directed by Herbert Wilcox
Produced by Merrill G. White (associate producer)
Herbert Wilcox (producer)
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II (play)
Otto A. Harbach (play)
Sig Herzig
Starring See below
Music by Anthony Collins
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Elmo Williams
Release dates May 30, 1941[1]
Running time 98 minutes
Country USA
Language English
Budget $676,000[2]
Box office $1,096,000[2]

Sunny is a 1941 film American film directed by Herbert Wilcox. It was adapted by Sig Herzig from the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical play Sunny. It stars Anna Neagle, Ray Bolger, John Carroll, Edward Everett Horton, Grace Hartman, Paul Hartman, Frieda Inescort, and Helen Westley.

It is the second film version of the musical; the first was made in 1930.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Anna Neagle and John Carroll - "D'ye Love Me?" (Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II)
  • "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" (Music traditional, Lyrics by Thomas Moore)
  • Anna Neagle and Ray Bolger - "Jack Tar and Sam Gob"
  • Martha Tilton and chorus - "The Lady Must Be Kissed"
  • Danced by Ray Bolger - "Ringmaster"
  • Anna Neagle - "Sunny" (Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II)
  • Danced by Grace Hartman and Paul Hartman - "Two Little Love Birds" (Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II)
  • Danced as "The Mohache"' by Grace Hartman and Paul Hartman - "Bolero" (Written by Maurice Ravel)
  • Bolger also sung by Anna Neagle and John Carroll - "Who?" (Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II)

Reception[edit]

The film made a profit of $7,000.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunny: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p56

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