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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
George O'Brien
Janet Gaynor
Margaret Livingston
Bodil Rosing
Directors
F W Murnau
Screenwriters
Hermann Sudermann
Running Time
91 minutes

Sunrise
Compelling melodrama from this adaptation of Herman Sudermann's A Trip To Tilsit.


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Plot
A wife passes from bliss to betrayal and forgiveness to fear, in trying to come to terms with her husband's infidelity with a city vamp.


Verdict
This sexy melodrama and intense psychological thriller provides an original and satisfying mix of romanticism, artifice and realism.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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