The Sun Shines

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Romance

An overly stagy rendition of Zilahy's own play is this light-hearted story about a parson's daughter, Nagy, who falls in love with a poor peasant while she is rehearsing for a play. The youth spots her while she is in peasant garb and therefore takes her for one of his own class, but when he learns the truth, he doesn't think she takes him seriously. The...read more

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An overly stagy rendition of Zilahy's own play is this light-hearted story about a parson's daughter, Nagy, who falls in love with a poor peasant while she is rehearsing for a play. The youth spots her while she is in peasant garb and therefore takes her for one of his own class, but

when he learns the truth, he doesn't think she takes him seriously. The youth almost weds another girl, but Nagy manages to convince him of her sincerity. Little adjustment is made in adapting this to the screen, resulting in a choppy looking and ill-paced rendition. Popular playwright Zihaly's

works had been made into films before (his play "The General" was made into THE VIRTUOUS SIN, 1930, with Walter Huston and Kay Francis; THE FIREBIRD, 1934, was popular in his own country), but this was the first in which the author was directly involved in production. He was responsible for

casting an amateur actor, Olasz--a gasworks employee--in the lead. Music is by the famed composer Kodaly.

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  • Review: An overly stagy rendition of Zilahy's own play is this light-hearted story about a parson's daughter, Nagy, who falls in love with a poor peasant while she is rehearsing for a play. The youth spots her while she is in peasant garb and therefore takes her f… (more)

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