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Bright Victory (1951)

After he gets blinded by a German sniper's bullet in 1943, Sergeant Larry Nevins begins the long and painful road to recovery.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peggy Dow ...
Judy Greene
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Chris Paterson (as Julia Adams)
James Edwards ...
Joe Morgan
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Mr. Lawrence Nevins
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Mrs. Claire Nevins
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Bill Grayson
Minor Watson ...
Mr. Edward Paterson
Joan Banks ...
Janet Grayson
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Sgt. John Masterson
John Hudson ...
Cpl. John Flagg
Marjorie Crossland ...
Mrs. Paterson
Donald Miele ...
'Moose' Garvey
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Pete Hamilton
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Jess Coe
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In North Africa during World War II, Sergeant Larry Nevins is blinded by a German sniper's bullet. Rehabilitation at the military hospital presents many challenges, but accepting his disability also proves to be difficult for others. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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16 July 1951 (USA)  »

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Lights Out  »

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First shown on New York television on 25 March 1967 on WCBS Channel 2. See more »

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Sgt. Nevins is having a newspaper read to him, and the death of Leslie Howard is one of the stories. The date on the paper is given as September 3, 1943. Leslie Howard actually died on June 1, 1943. See more »

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Kennedy is marvelous
27 July 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Reminds me more of Pride of the Marines than Best Years of Their Lives. Blinded returning vet has to readjust. Arthur Kennedy never was better than in this movie. The ending in this cynical age seems too upbeat, but such endings DID happen. See: The Men with Brando for another crippled returning vet film.


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