Sunrise Overview:

Sunrise (1927) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by F.W. Murnau and produced by William Fox.

The film was based on the novel Die Reise nach Tilsit from in Litauishce Geschichten written by Hermann Sudermann published in 1917.

Sunrise was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionRochus GlieseNominated
Best CinematographyCharles RosherWon
Best CinematographyKarl StrussWon
Best ActressJanet GaynorWon
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BlogHub Articles:

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at ? Sunrise (1927)

By Lea Stans on Sep 16, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at ? Sunrise (1927) German director F.W. Murnau, probably best known for his horror classic Nosferatu (1922), is also renowned for his masterpiece Sunrise (1927). This beautifully stylized drama about the travails of a young rural couple has universal appeal ? it... Read full article


Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans (1927)

By Amanda Garrett on Jul 20, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about director F. W. Murnau's silent masterpiece Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans (1927). It stars George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor as a married couple who quarrel and then reconcile in a 24-hour period. This article is part the 'Till Death Us Do Part: To Love, Honor and. . .Murde... Read full article


Before Sunrise (1995)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 23, 2015 From 4 Star Films

This is a fascinating film not just about love and romance but higher, deeper concepts altogether. Without knowing the idea already existed, this is the film I always wanted to make in my head! Two people meeting in a place under unusual circumstances (on a train in a foreign country), and then buil... Read full article


Before Sunrise (1995)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 23, 2015 From 4 Star Films

This is a fascinating film not just about love and romance but higher, deeper concepts altogether. Without knowing the idea already existed, this is the film I always wanted to make in my head! Two people meeting in a place under unusual circumstances (on a train in a foreign country), and then buil... Read full article


The Lyrical Poetry of Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

on Sep 30, 2014 From True Classics

My third post for the ongoing romantic films countdown at Wonders in the Dark is live. At number five, it’s F.W. Murnau’s?lovely and deceptively simple silent allegory?Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans?(1927): Out of context, the idea of ranking a film in which a man is seduced into plotting... Read full article


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Quotes from

The Man: [pleading to his wife] Don't be afraid of me!


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Facts about

The first silent film to be released on Blu-ray (by Eureka Entertainment on September 21st, 2009 in United Kingdom).
The original negatives of the film were destroyed in a fire in 1937.
Was the first and only film to win the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) 'Best Picture' award in the category of "Artistic Quality of Production" (or "Unique and Artistic Picture"). This was the only year that this award was ever given out.
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Released 1927
Inducted 1989
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