Based on the story, "See How They Run," which ran in the June, 1951 issue of "The Ladies' Home Journal" and subsequently won that year's Christopher Award. The story was written by Mary ... See full summary »
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
Klaus Maria Brandauer
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Based on the story, "See How They Run," which ran in the June, 1951 issue of "The Ladies' Home Journal" and subsequently won that year's Christopher Award. The story was written by Mary Elizabeth Vroman, a fourth-generation school teacher from the British West Indies. "Bright Road" has only one white actor in the cast, Robert Horton. Jane Richards is a young 4th-grade teacher in the South who has a problem in her classroom with 11-year-old C.T. Young, a backward boy whose pride has made him a stubborn rebel and an exalted liar. Jane believes in him, discovers that he has an interest in nature when he spends his time watching a caterpillar in a tree trunk as it develops a cocoon. C. T. is devoted to his family and also to little Tanya, who adores him. When Tanya, despite every effort to save her on the part of Dr. Mitchell, dies of viral pneumonia, the embittered C.T. stays away from school. When he returns and gets into a fight, he is punished by being sent to Coventry. But when a ... Written by
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Enjoyed seeing Dorothy Dandridge,(Jane Richards),"Carmen Jones",'53, in this picture which was directed by Gerald Mayer,a relative of Louis B. Mayer. In this film Jane Richards starts her first year of teaching at an all Black School and enjoys each and every student. However, she does take particular notice to a boy called "CJ" who is a sort of daydreamer and manages to be left back for two(2) years in almost every grade in school. The entire school has given up on this young boy and even the principal of the school begins to think it is a good idea to dismiss him from school. Dorothy Dandridge was a great African American actress and very talented and was a big success in "Carmen Jones", where she gave a fantastic performance. Dorothy's career soon started to disappear because her race was not portrayed on the Silver Screen in the 50's along with other great Black Entertainers. It is sad when you think that Dorothy Dandrige could have gone on in her career and given us many years of great entertainment.
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