Sunbonnet Sue (1945)

89 mins | Drama | 8 December 1945

Director:

Ralph Murphy

Cinematographer:

Harry Neumann

Editor:

Richard Currier

Production Designers:

Ernest R. Hickson, David Milton

Production Company:

Monogram Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to a Oct 1944 HR news item, actress Elyse Knox was originally cast in the lead role of this film. Edward J. Kay's music score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1944, but lost to Georgie Stoll's work on the M-G-M film Anchors Aweigh (See ... More Less

According to a Oct 1944 HR news item, actress Elyse Knox was originally cast in the lead role of this film. Edward J. Kay's music score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1944, but lost to Georgie Stoll's work on the M-G-M film Anchors Aweigh (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
29 Sep 1945.
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Daily Variety
24 Sep 45
p. 3.
Film Daily
27 Sep 45
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
9 Oct 44
p. 2.
Hollywood Reporter
23 Apr 45
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
27 Apr 45
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
24 Sep 45
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
19 May 45
p. 2454.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
29 Sep 45
p. 2661.
Variety
10 Oct 45
p. 8.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Scott R. Dunlap production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Exec dir
WRITERS
Adpt for the scr by
Adpt for the scr by
Orig story
Orig story
Prologue wrt by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Stills
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Stylist
COSTUMES
Cost worn by Miss Storm des
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Re-rec and eff mixer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Matte paintings and minatures
Transparencies
DANCE
Prod numbers staged by
PRODUCTION MISC
SOURCES
SONGS
"School Days," and "Sunbonnet Sue," music by Gus Edwards, lyrics by Will D. Cobb
"On the Old See-Saw," music and lyrics by Gus Edwards
"The Bowery," music and lyrics by Charles H. Hoyt and Percy Gaunt
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SONGS
"School Days," and "Sunbonnet Sue," music by Gus Edwards, lyrics by Will D. Cobb
"On the Old See-Saw," music and lyrics by Gus Edwards
"The Bowery," music and lyrics by Charles H. Hoyt and Percy Gaunt
"Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay," music and lyrics by Will Cobb and John H. Flynn
"Yoo Hoo" and "Ain't You Comin' Out Tonight?" music and lyrics by Carson Robison
"By the Light of the Silvery Moon," music by Gus Edwards, lyrics by Ed Madden
"If I Had My Way," music and lyrics by Lou Klein and James Kendis
"While Strolling Through the Park One Day," music and lyrics by Ed Haley and Robert A. Keiser
"Donegal," music and lyrics by Steve Graham
"Roll Dem Bones" and "Look for the Rainbow," music and lyrics by Ralph Murphy and C. Harold Lewis
"The Sidewalks of New York," music and lyrics by Charles B. Lawlor and James W. Blake.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
8 December 1945
Production Date:
23 Apr--late May 1945
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 October 1945
Copyright Number:
LP13662
Duration(in mins):
89
Length(in feet):
8,030
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sue Casey is a singer at her father's saloon in the Bowery section of New York City in the 1890s. Julia Ross, her social-climbing aunt, fears that her standing will be ruined if her friends learn about her humble family backround as a result of Sue's performing. Matters escalate when Julia, her friend Jonathan and her butler Masters, are thrown out of Casey's saloon by Flaherty, Casey's right-hand man, after the three create a disturbance while trying to force Sue to leave the Bowery. Meanwhile, as local election day approaches, the district becomes politically divided. Casey and the Irish immigrants back Danny Dooley, and the Italian immigrants back Pete Milano, while Julia throws her support to the corrupt Tammany Hall candidate, Joe Feeney, who wins the election. The political bosses then revoke Casey's liquor license and close the saloon down. Father Hurley, the local Catholic priest, informs Sue that her father's saloon will be allowed to reopen if she agrees to leave the Bowery and move in with Julia at her Fifth Avenue home. Sue agrees, and Julia holds a coming-out party for her niece, which turns into a brawl when Casey and Danny crash the party and attempt to take Sue back to the Bowery. Julia is convinced that her social standing has been destroyed beyond repair after Governor Fitzgerald and his wife arrive in the midst of the fight, only to learn that Mrs. Fitzgerald is an old friend of Casey's and also grew up in the Bowery. After Sue is then allowed to return home, Casey's license is reinstated, and Julia retains her social ... +


Sue Casey is a singer at her father's saloon in the Bowery section of New York City in the 1890s. Julia Ross, her social-climbing aunt, fears that her standing will be ruined if her friends learn about her humble family backround as a result of Sue's performing. Matters escalate when Julia, her friend Jonathan and her butler Masters, are thrown out of Casey's saloon by Flaherty, Casey's right-hand man, after the three create a disturbance while trying to force Sue to leave the Bowery. Meanwhile, as local election day approaches, the district becomes politically divided. Casey and the Irish immigrants back Danny Dooley, and the Italian immigrants back Pete Milano, while Julia throws her support to the corrupt Tammany Hall candidate, Joe Feeney, who wins the election. The political bosses then revoke Casey's liquor license and close the saloon down. Father Hurley, the local Catholic priest, informs Sue that her father's saloon will be allowed to reopen if she agrees to leave the Bowery and move in with Julia at her Fifth Avenue home. Sue agrees, and Julia holds a coming-out party for her niece, which turns into a brawl when Casey and Danny crash the party and attempt to take Sue back to the Bowery. Julia is convinced that her social standing has been destroyed beyond repair after Governor Fitzgerald and his wife arrive in the midst of the fight, only to learn that Mrs. Fitzgerald is an old friend of Casey's and also grew up in the Bowery. After Sue is then allowed to return home, Casey's license is reinstated, and Julia retains her social standing. +

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