Sunny

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

The play was a huge hit on Broadway and the film company thought they could transfer Miller's magic to the screen. They were wrong. Miller is a horseback performer from England who stows away on an ocean liner going to New York. It goes without saying that she is discovered, but there is a passenger list of friendly people. She's soon welcomed as one of...read more

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The play was a huge hit on Broadway and the film company thought they could transfer Miller's magic to the screen. They were wrong. Miller is a horseback performer from England who stows away on an ocean liner going to New York. It goes without saying that she is discovered, but there is

a passenger list of friendly people. She's soon welcomed as one of them and sings and dances for her passage. She even winds up getting married before they reach the U.S., so she has no problem with the officials at Ellis Island. There are several set pieces including a fox hunt in England, a

comedy sequence in a gym, and a fancy dress ball. Miller never could quite show her stuff on film the way she did on stage, and her career in movies was brief, with the highlights being this film, SALLY, and HER MAJESTY LOVE. June Haver played her in LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING, her cinema

biography. In Jerome Kern's biography, TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY, she was played by Judy Garland. The score for the play and this picture was by Kern, Otto Harbach, and Oscar Hammerstein II. It included: "Sunny," "Who?" "D'ya Love Me?" "Two Little Love Birds," and "I Was Alone," and most of them

were done by Miller. Joe Donahue plays her cloddish boy friend, and Lawrence Gray is the man who loses her to Donahue. Kosloff's choreography is a highlight in this otherwise stagy film that never comes close to showing what it was about Miller that made her a star.

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