The Sun Comes Up
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Jeanette MacDonald and Margaret Hamilton star in this moving drama featuring canine superstar Lassie. Embittered widow Helen Winter (MacDonald), a former concert singer, can't help blaming Lassie for her son's death. Needing help with her chores, she hires an orphan but initially remains aloof from the charming lad, who quickly bonds with the collie. After Lassie saves the boy from a terrible fire in the orphanage, Helen realizes that she loves the boy and forgives Lassie. MacDonald, in her last film, sings the music of Dvorak, Puccini, and other classical composers, along with songs by the young André Previn.
Starring Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr.
Director Richard Thorpe