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Bright Victory (1951)

 -  Drama | War  -  16 July 1951 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Larry Nevins
Peggy Dow ...
Judy Greene
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Chris Paterson (as Julia Adams)
James Edwards ...
Joe Morgan
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Mr. Lawrence Nevins
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Claire Nevins
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Bill Grayson
Minor Watson ...
Mr. Edward Paterson
Joan Banks ...
Janet Grayson
Richard Egan ...
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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The airplane disaster that killed romantic lead actor Leslie Howard is mentioned in this film. 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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Moving Post WWII Drama
22 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In "Dark Victory" the lead goes blind and faces encroaching death. In "Bright Victory" the lead's already blind and faces encroaching life.

The latter seems far more challenging.

Arthur Kennedy's Oscar-nominated performance as Larry buoys this film from start to finish. His excellent naturalistic style is perfect for the returning disabled vet.

Peggy Dow (as Judy) and Julie Adams (as Chris) are both fine as the women in Larry's life. The script is so sensitively written that both female characters are totally believable in their motivations.

James Edwards delivers his usual solid work as Joe, Larry's best friend.

Mark Robson's direction is efficient and level headed, and the photography, editing and music are all extremely tasteful.

This is one of Authur Kennedy's finest hours, amongst a distinguished body of work during a most versatile career.


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