Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (also known as Sunrise) is a 1927 American silent romantic drama directed by German director F. W. Murnau (in his American film debut) and starring George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, and Margaret Livingston. The story was adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story "The Excursion to Tilsit", from the 1917 collection with the same title by Hermann Sudermann.
A vacationing Woman from the City (Margaret Livingston) lingers in a lakeside town for weeks. After dark, she goes to a farmhouse where the Man (George O'Brien) and the Wife (Janet Gaynor) live with their child. She whistles from the fence outside. The Man is torn, but finally departs, leaving his wife with the memories of better times when they were deeply in love.
|author||Carl Mayer Hermann Sudermann|
|award||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Cinematography National Film Registry|
|director||F. W. Murnau|
|editor||Harold D. Schuster|
|keywords||beg cry drift drown float nothing wed|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Production Design|
|productionCompany||Fox Film Corporation|
|publisher||Fox Film Corporation|