To be near the fella she loves, an English bareback rider dons dungarees and cap to pass as a boy, stows away to America, gets caught, marries someone else...and finally ends up in the warm embrace of her beloved.
To be near the fella she loves, an English bareback rider dons dungarees and cap to pass as a boy, stows away to America, gets caught, marries someone else...and finally ends up in the warm embrace of her beloved. Such fluffy foolishness is the plot of Sunny, the Broadway smash brought to screen life by the irresistible Marilyn Miller, recreating her stage success in the title role. The sparkling Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II/Otto Harbach score includes "Who?" and the title tune. And the lovely Miller socks 'em over with her winning voice, exhilarating dancing skills and infectious good cheer. If this is your first encounter with Marilyn Miller, prepare to be a fan.
Broadway star Marilyn Miller's second starring film was an adaptation of her 1925 stage hit SUNNY. Flashing her celebrated dazzling smile at every possible occasion, Miller is cast as a circus bareback rider, in love with wealthy Tom Warren (Lawrence Gray). Naturally, Tom's aristocratic family are dead set against the romance and do everything they can to degrade and our poor heroine. But Sunny prevails in the end, triumphantly marching to the altar arm and arm with her beloved Tom. The Oscar Hammerstein II-Jerome Kern score includes such lasting favorites as Who (Stole My Heart Away)' SUNNY was remade by RKO in 1940 as a vehicle for Anna Neagle.
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