The Sun Comes Up

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Time to take out the handkerchiefs again as Jeanette MacDonald plays a war widow whose recent loss of her son has forced her to a retreat in the backwoods of Georgia. When a boy from the local orphanage (Claude Jarman) comes to help her with chores--accompanied by Lassie--the widow's motherly instincts resurface. Despite her efforts to remain detached from...read more

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Time to take out the handkerchiefs again as Jeanette MacDonald plays a war widow whose recent loss of her son has forced her to a retreat in the backwoods of Georgia. When a boy from the local orphanage (Claude Jarman) comes to help her with chores--accompanied by Lassie--the widow's

motherly instincts resurface. Despite her efforts to remain detached from the youth, she takes in the boy as her own after he narrowly escapes being killed in a fire at the orphanage. A fine cast of character actors adds strong support to this effective blend of drama, comedy, and action.

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  • Review: Time to take out the handkerchiefs again as Jeanette MacDonald plays a war widow whose recent loss of her son has forced her to a retreat in the backwoods of Georgia. When a boy from the local orphanage (Claude Jarman) comes to help her with chores--accomp… (more)

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