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Sunny

1941

Anna Neagle plays Sunny O'Sullivan, the star of a small, upscale circus run by Bunny Billings (Ray Bolger). In New Orleans during Mardi Gras she meets by accident Larry Warren (John Carroll), handsome scion of the wealthy Warrens of Waverly Hall. They fall in love, but Sunny has to deal with the conflicts between his snooty family and her down-to-earth circus pals.


Sunny is a 1941 in film American film directed by Herbert Wilcox. It was adapted by Sig Herzig from the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical play Sunny (musical). It stars Anna Neagle, Ray Bolger, John Carroll (actor), Edward Everett Horton, Grace Hartman (actress), Paul Hartman, Frieda Inescort, and Helen Westley.
It is the second film version of the musical; the first was made in 1930.

Cast

  • Anna Neagle as Sunny O'Sullivan
  • Ray Bolger as Bunny Billings
  • John Carroll (actor) as Larry Warren
  • Edward Everett Horton as Henry Bates
  • Grace Hartman (actress) as Juliet Runnymede
  • Paul Hartman as Egghead
  • Frieda Inescort as Elizabeth Warren
  • Helen Westley as Aunt Barbara
  • Benny Rubin as Maj. Montgomery Sloan
  • Muggins Davies as Muggins
  • Richard Lane (actor) as Reporter
  • Martha Tilton as Queen of Hearts
  • Torben Meyer as Jean (head waiter)

Soundtrack

  • 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

The film made a profit of $7,000.< name="rko"/>



Category:1941 films
Category:American musical comedy films
Category:1940s musical comedy films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films based on plays
Category:RKO Pictures films
Category:Films directed by Herbert Wilcox

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