The Sun Comes Up Poster

Release Date: 1949

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Helen Winter (Jeanette MacDonald) is a widow and former singer who has also endured the death of her son and takes refuge in a rural Georgia town, along with her dog, Lassie. Helen and Lassie both become close to an amiable local orphan named Jerry (Claude Jarman Jr.), who seems to frequently find himself in perilous situations. When Jerry gets caught in a blazing building, it's up to Lassie to save the boy, making Helen realize how important both of them are to her.

Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Percy Kilbride, Lewis Stone, Nicholas Joy, Margaret Hamilton, Hope Landin

Director: Richard Thorpe

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Spirited, Heartwarming, Rescue, 1940s, Growing up, Love interest, Emotional