John Russell, Arleen Whelan, and Charles Winninger in The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

1h. 30min. // John Ford weaves three “Judge Priest” stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.

 

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”)

Starring: Charles Winninger (as Judge William Pittman Priest), Arleen Whelan (as Lucy Lee Lake) and John Russell (as Ashby Corwin)

 

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Awards:

NOMINATED. BAFTA Awards 1954. Best Film from any Source.

NOMINATED. Cannes Film Festival 1953. Grand Prize of the Festival. John Ford.

 

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John Russell, Arleen Whelan, and Charles Winninger in The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

John Russell, Arleen Whelan, and Charles Winninger in The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

 

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