While the Sun Shines
|While the Sun Shines|
|Directed by||Anthony Asquith|
|Produced by||Anatole de Grunwald|
|Written by||Terence Rattigan|
Anatole de Grunwald
|Based on||While the Sun Shines by Terence Rattigan|
|Music by||Nicholas Brodzsky|
|Edited by||Frederick Wilson|
|Distributed by||Associated British-Pathé (UK)|
Stratford Pictures Corporation (US)
|Box office||£146,173 (UK)|
While the Sun Shines is a 1947 British comedy film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Barbara White, Ronald Squire, Brenda Bruce, Bonar Colleano, and Michael Allan. It was based on Terence Rattigan's 1943 play of the same name.
Lady Elisabeth Randall is an English Air Force corporal during World War II. She is on her way to marry her fiancé when she finds herself being romanced by two different men. The first man is Colbert, a Frenchman residing in England. The second man is Joe Mulvaney, an American lieutenant. Difficulties ensue as Lady Elisabeth finds that due to these romances both her military career and her impending marriage are in danger.
- Barbara White as Lady Elisabeth Randall
- Ronald Howard as the Earl of Harpenden
- Ronald Squire as the Duke of Ayre
- Brenda Bruce as Mabel Crum
- Bonar Colleano as Joe Mulvaney
- Michael Allan as Colbert
- Miles Malleson as Horton
- Margaret Rutherford as Doctor Winifred Frye
- Cyril Maude as Admiral
- Garry Marsh as Mr Jordan
- Joyce Grenfell as Daphne
- Amy Frank as Mrs. Finckel
- Charles Victor as Tube Train Conductor
- Wilfrid Hyde-White as Receptionist
- Judith Furse as Female Receptionist
- Clive Morton as Guide
- Cecil Trouncer as Naval Captain
- Vida Hope as Elsie
- Aubrey Mallalieu as Night Porter
TV Guide wrote that "The direction never convinces the viewer that this story was meant to be told anywhere but on the stage"; and in his book Anthony Asquith, Tom Ryall noted that the film "reflected the tone though not the success of its stage predecessor."
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p483
- "While the Sun Shines (1947) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
- "While The Sun Shines". TVGuide.com.
- Ryall, Tom (15 October 2011). "Anthony Asquith". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
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