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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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Philip Hepburn ...
C.T. Young
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Mr. Williams - School Principal
Barbara Randolph ...
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 ...
Boyd
Robert McNeeley ...
Lloyd
Patti Marie Ellis ...
Rachel Smith
Joy Jackson ...
Sarahlene Babcock
Fred Moultrie ...
Roger
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 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 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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Drama | Music

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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

Jane Richards: Oh yes I want to thank you for that lovely gift.
School Principal: Oh I'm glad you liked it. You know I was afraid you might have thought it was a bit too
[pause]
School Principal: too...
[pause]
Jane Richards: Too gay? No I like to be gay once in a while!
School Principal: Well that's uh,
[pause]
School Principal: that's fine, just fine.
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Referenced in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) See more »

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Sweet and Low
(uncredited)
Written by Charles L. Johnson and Sidney Homer
Sung by Dorothy Dandridge
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This movie ranks "high" on my all-time favorites!
20 June 1999 | by (Castaic, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie ranks high on my list of memorable, worthwhile movies. It tugged on my heart strings as a child, and although I haven't seen this movie in 30 years or so, I still become emotional just thinking about it. I can still remember the characters names, and find that pretty ironic since I can see a current release today, and can't remember character names next week.


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