While the Sun Shines

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While the Sun Shines
While the Sun Shines (1947 film).jpg
Directed by Anthony Asquith
Produced by Anatole de Grunwald
Written by Terence Rattigan
Anatole de Grunwald
Based on While the Sun Shines by Terence Rattigan
Starring Barbara White
Ronald Squire
Brenda Bruce
Bonar Colleano
Michael Allan
Music by Nicholas Brodzsky
Philip Green
Cinematography Jack Hildyard
Edited by Frederick Wilson
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé (UK)
Stratford Pictures Corporation (US)
Release date
  • 1 February 1947 (1947-02-01) (London, UK)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £146,173 (UK)[1]

While the Sun Shines is a 1947 British comedy film directed by Anthony Asquith.[2] It was based on Terence Rattigan's 1943 play of the same name.[3]


Lady Elisabeth Randall is an English Air Force corporal during World War II. She is on her way to marry her fiancé when she finds herself being romanced by two different men. The first man is Colbert, a Frenchman residing in England. The second man is Joe Mulvaney, an American lieutenant. Difficulties ensue as Randall finds that due to these romances both her military career and her impending marriage are in danger.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote that "The direction never convinces the viewer that this story was meant to be told anywhere but on the stage";[4] and in his book Anthony Asquith, Tom Ryall noted that the film "reflected the tone though not the success of its stage predecessor."[5]


  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p483
  2. ^ "While the Sun Shines (1947) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
  3. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/57842
  4. ^ "While The Sun Shines". TVGuide.com.
  5. ^ Ryall, Tom (15 October 2011). "Anthony Asquith". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.

External links

  • While the Sun Shines on IMDb
  • While the Sun Shines at AllMovie

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