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Bright Road (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Music | 17 April 1953 (USA)
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 »

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C.T. Young
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Mr. Williams - School Principal
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Tanya Hamilton (as Barbara Ann Sanders)
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Dr. Mitchell
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Mrs. Hamilton - Tanya's Mother
Rene Beard ...
Howard McNeeley ...
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Robert McNeeley ...
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Patti Marie Ellis ...
Rachel Smith
Joy Jackson ...
Sarahlene Babcock
Fred Moultrie ...
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James Moultrie ...
George
Carolyn Ann Jackson ...
Mary Louise
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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 schoolteacher from the British West Indies. "Bright Road" has only one white actor in the cast, Robert Horton. Jane Richards, a young fourth-grade teacher in the South, faces a challenge in the form of 11-year-old C.T. Young, a backward boys whose pride has made him a stubborn rebel and an exalted liar. Jane believes in him, then discovers his 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 dies of viral pneumonia despite Dr. Mitchell's efforts to save her, the embittered C.T. stays away from school; when he returns, he gets into a fight and gets sent to Coventry. But when a swarm of bees invades the classroom and panics the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The award story from the ladies' home journal has become the most unusual picture of the year!

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17 April 1953 (USA)  »

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Onkel Toms børn  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Harry Belafonte. See more »

Quotes

C.T. Young: You know what Miss Richards?
Jane Richards: What C.T.?
C.T. Young: I love you.
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Referenced in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) See more »

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Church in the Wildwood
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Sung by Dorothy Dandridge
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Great Movie
5 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just seen this movie and although this can not compare to the dynamic duo performance of Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte performance in Carmen Jones, this was indeed a great family film with a powerful message. What is most important is that this movie showcases black actor and actress that are educated and didn't talk with nonsense like actors Stephen Fitchit and the ignorant Amos and Andy and Beulah Show. Dorothy and Harry really stood out in this movie, but we all know what she is remembered for.This movie dealt with real situations, even though it seems a little watered down at times , this movie is truly special and should receive a lot more recognition.This movie should be on everyone's to watch list.


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