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While the Sun Shines Details


Director Anthony Asquith's first postwar effort, While the Sun Shines was based on a play by frequent Asquith collaborator Terence Rattigan. Set in WW2 London, the story revolves around Lady Elizabeth Randall (Barbara White), who is serving her country as an Air Force corporal. While en route to her marriage to the Earl of Harpenden (Ronald Howard, in his screen debut), Lady Elizabeth is wooed a French expatriate named Colbert (Michael Allen) and American lieutenant Joe Mulvaney (the inevitable Bonar Colleano). The resulting series of sexual misunderstandings puts Lady Elizabeth's military career-not to mention her impending marriage-in dire jeopardy. A harmless romantic farce, While the Sun Shines is generally out of favor with Anthony Asquith's many adherents. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Ronald Squire
as The Duke of Ayr and Sterling
Brenda Bruce
as Mabel Crum
Bonar Colleano
as Joe Mulvaney
Ronald Howard
as The Earl of Harpenden
Miles Malleson
as Horton
Margaret Rutherford
as Dr. Winifred Frye
Joyce Grenfell
as Daphne
Michael Allan
as Colbert
Garry Marsh
as Mr. Jordan
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Male Receptionist
Clive Morton
as Guide
Vida Hope
as Elsie
O.B. Clarence
as Old Gentleman
Beryl Measor
as Woman in Train
Andrea Malandrinos
as Giovanni
Hamilton Keene
as Reading Clerk in the House of Lords
Cecil Trouncer
as Naval Captain
Aubrey Mallalieu
as Night Porter
Patricia Owens
Charles Victor
as Tube Train Conductor
Brian Peck
as Page Boy
Judith Furse
as Female Receptionist
Hugh Dempster
as Escort


Anthony Asquith
Anatole de Grunwald
Anatole de Grunwald
Terence Rattigan
Play Author
Terence Rattigan
Jack Hildyard
Nicholas Brodszky
Composer (Music Score)
Philip Green
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Morahan
Art Director