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Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie (film)

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Director  Henry King
Music director  Alfred Newman
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Cinematography  Leon Shamroy
Country  United States
Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie (film) movie poster
Cast  Jean Peters (Nellie Halper), David Wayne (Ben Halper), Hugh Marlowe (Ed Jordan), Albert Dekker (Lloyd Slocum), Helene Stanley (Eadie Jordan), Tommy Morton (Benny Halper Jr.)
Writer  Maxwell Shane, Allan Scott
Release date  July 1952
Based on  I Hear Them Sing  by Ferdinand Reyher
Similar movies  Related Henry King movies

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Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie is a 1952 film drama directed by Henry King, sharing the name of a popular song. It stars Jean Peters and David Wayne.



Expecting to honeymoon in Chicago and live there, newlywed Nellie is disappointed when she and Ben Halper disembark from their train at a small town in Illinois, where he has chosen to live and run a barber shop.

Ben lies to his wife, claiming the shop is only rented and likewise their home, when actually he has purchased both. Nellie gives birth to their two children, but wants so much to see Chicago that when Ben is away, she accepts an offer from Ed Jordan, a hardware store owner, to visit the big city together. In a train wreck, Nellie is killed.

The thought that his wife might have been unfaithful haunts Ben over the coming years. His children grow up, and Ben Jr. decides against his father's wishes to go to Chicago as a dancer in a vaudeville act.

Ben becomes a grandfather and his son serves in World War I, where he is injured and can no longer dance. Ben Jr. takes a job with a Chicago racketeer named Kava, to his father's shame. One day, both Ben Jr. and his boss are gunned down by machine guns.

An elderly Ben Halper looks back on his life with regret, his greatest remaining pleasure being that his granddaughter, Nellie, grows up to exactly resemble the woman he long ago married.


  • Jean Peters as Nellie Harper
  • David Wayne as Ben Halper
  • Hugh Marlowe as Ed Jordan
  • Albert Dekker as Lloyd Slocum
  • Helene Stanley as Eadie Jordan
  • Tommy Morton as Benny Halper, Jr.
  • Joyce MacKenzie as Bessie Jordan
  • Alan Hale, Jr. as George Oliphant
  • Richard Karlan as Mike Kava
  • William Walker as Robert Waverly Ferris
  • References

    Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie (film) Wikipedia
    Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie (film) IMDb Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie (film)

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