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The Sun Shines Bright (1953) Poster

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Directed by 

John Ford

Writing Credits  

Laurence Stallings ... (screenplay)
 
Irvin S. Cobb ... (short stories "The Sun Shines Bright", "The Mob from Massac" and "The Lord Provides")

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Charles Winninger ...
Judge William Pittman Priest
Arleen Whelan ...
Lucy Lee Lake
...
Ashby Corwin
Stepin Fetchit ...
Russell Simpson ...
Dr. Lewt Lake
Ludwig Stössel ...
Herman Felsburg (as Ludwig Stossel)
Francis Ford ...
Feeney (Old Backwoodsman)
Paul Hurst ...
Army Sgt. Jimmy Bagby
Mitchell Lewis ...
Sheriff Andy Redcliffe
Grant Withers ...
Buck Ramsey
...
Horace K. Maydew
...
Lucy Lee's Mother
Elzie Emanuel ...
U.S. Grant 'You Ess' Woodford
Henry O'Neill ...
Joe D. Habersham
...
Sterling, Lanky Backwoodsman
James Kirkwood ...
General Fairfield
Ernest Whitman ...
Pleasant 'Uncle Plez' Woodford
Trevor Bardette ...
Rufe Ramseur
Eve March ...
Mallie Cramp
Hal Baylor ...
Rufe Ramseur Jr.
...
Mrs. Aurora Ratchitt
Ken Williams ...
Maydew's Henchman
...
Uncle Zack
...
G.A.R. Woman at the Ball
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Myrtle Anderson ...
Washerwoman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Willa Pearl Curtis ...
Washerwoman (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Tex Driscoll ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Party Guest at Ball (uncredited)
Al Haskell ...
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ...
Deputy (uncredited)
James Jackson ...
James (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Philip Kieffer ...
Jansen (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Jack Low ...
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ...
Deputy (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ...
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Louis Mason ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ...
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Jack Mower ...
Guard (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ...
Dock Walloper (uncredited)
James O'Hara ...
Cadet Leader (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ...
Beaker (Lynch-Party Member) (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ...
Party Guest at Ball (uncredited)
Barry Regan ...
Tally Clerk (uncredited)
Joe Rickson ...
Dink (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ...
Society Matron at the Ball (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ...
Assistant Blacksmith (uncredited)
Elizabeth Slifer ...
Gossip (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Bennie Washington ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
...
Cadet (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Merian C. Cooper ... producer (uncredited)
John Ford ... producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Victor Young

Cinematography by 

Archie Stout ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Jack Murray

Art Direction by 

Frank Hotaling

Set Decoration by 

John McCarthy Jr.
George Milo

Costume Design by 

Adele Palmer

Makeup Department 

James R. Barker ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Lee Lukather ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Wingate Smith ... assistant director

Sound Department 

T.A. Carman ... sound
Howard Wilson ... sound
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Jack Caffee ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Barbara Ford ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

R. Dale Butts ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Jester Hairston ... music arranger (uncredited)
Harry Scharf ... assistant musical director (uncredited)
Victor Young ... musical director (uncredited)

Other crew 

Herbert J. Yates ... presenter
D.R.O. Hatswell ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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