Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Sunrise A Song of Two Humans also known as Sunrise is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by German director F. W. Murnau, and starring George OBrien, Janet Gaynor, and Margaret Livingston. The story was adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story The Excursion to Tilsit, from the 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 OBrien 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.The man and woman meet in the moonlight and kiss passionately. She wants him to sell his farmwhich has not done well recentlyto join her in the city. When she suggests that he solve the problem of his wife by drowning her, he throttles her violently, but even that dissolves in a passionate embrace. The Woman gathers bundles of reeds so that when the boat is overturned, the Man can stay afloat. ........

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