Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie

Overview

The upbeat title belies the film's often melancholy subject matter. Based on a novel by Ferdinand Reyher, Nellie stars David Wayne as a small town barber in the early 20th century. Wayne's bored wife Jean Peters leaves him for a city slicker Hugh Marlowe, whereupon both are killed in a train accident. Wayne does his best to raise his two children alone, but the oldest son Tommy Morton becomes a criminal and is shot down in a Chicago gang war a startlingly graphic sequence for a 1952 film. Wayne's life seems to be...
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Overview

The upbeat title belies the film's often melancholy subject matter. Based on a novel by Ferdinand Reyher, Nellie stars David Wayne as a small town barber in the early 20th century. Wayne's bored wife Jean Peters leaves him for a city slicker Hugh Marlowe, whereupon both are killed in a train accident. Wayne does his best to raise his two children alone, but the oldest son Tommy Morton becomes a criminal and is shot down in a Chicago gang war a startlingly graphic sequence for a 1952 film. Wayne's life seems to be one disaster after another, but he perseveres, and upon his town's 50th anniversary he is honored as a pillar of his community. Somehow all of the previous tragedies are compensated for by the presence of Wayne's doting granddaughter Nellie Helene Stanley.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2012
  • UPC: 024543850052
  • Original Release: 1952
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  • Source: Fox Mod
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,085

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Wayne Ben Halper
Jean Peters Nellie
Hugh Marlowe Ed Jordan
Albert Dekker Lloyd Slocum
Helene Stanley Eadie Jordan
Tom Morton Ben Halper
Joyce MacKenzie Bessie Jordan
Richard Karlan Kava
Merry Anders Adeline
Warren Stevens McCauley
Charles Watts Mr. Burdge
David Wolfe Sam Eichenbogen
Dan White Doc Thomas
Noreen Corcoran Adeline Halper, Age 6
William Walker Trooper
James Griffith Ollie
Kermit Echols Hotel Clerk
Tony Barr Broidy
Maudie Prickett Mrs. Burdge
Alan Hale Jr. George Oliphant
Technical Credits
Henry King Director
George Jessel Producer
Barbara McLean Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Maurice Ransford Art Director
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Scott Screenwriter
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Maxwell Shane Screenwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
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