Bright Victory Arthur Kennedy War Drama


In Bright Victory, in N Africa during World War II, Sergeant Larry Nevins is blinded by a German sniper’s bullet. Rehabilitation presents many challenges…


Bright Victory 1951 Arthur Kennedy Drama War Romance

Starring: Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams

Bright Victory Story Line. In North Africa during World War II, Sergeant Larry Nevins is blinded by a German sniper’s bullet. Rehabilitation at the military hospital presents many challenges, but accepting his disability also proves to be difficult for others.

After initial despondency, Larry is taught to orient himself and walk through the grounds and in town by memorization and use of a cane. He befriends another blinded veteran, Joe Morgan. Judy, a local bank teller who volunteers at socializing with disabled soldiers also becomes friendly with Larry.

One day Larry, unaware that Joe is black, utters a racial slur. This causes a huge rift. Meanwhile, he progresses well in his recovery, passing a crucial test to see how well he can handle himself on the street. He is cleared for furlough, so Judy takes him to spend a weekend at her sister’s nearby cabin.

Somewhat dispirited, he goes home and has a rough time dealing with the racial attitudes of his Southern parents and friends. His fiancée’s family is having doubts about his fitness as a son-in-law, and his parents are downcast because of his disability.

Bright Victory is as fresh and meaningful as when it was released in 1951. It has something for everyone: action, romance, tragedy, and a powerful plot. There’s not a bad performance anywhere, including fine supporting actors (who were not yet stars).

Product Information

  • Director: Mark Robson
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: Universal Int’l
  • Run time: 97 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White

Sample Video from Bright Victory


Did you know?

Bright Victory was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Arthur Kennedy) and Best Sound Recording (Leslie I. Carey). The film was also entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival. Source: Wikipedia

This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the image.

You may also enjoy A Time to Love and a Time to Die, a moving war-drama. This Douglas Sirk film is an example of American 1950’s Sirkian technicolor melodrama.

In addition to Bright Victory, you may also enjoy the World War I drama, Adam Had Four Sons. The film journey’s through the death of a  mother, the stock market crash and the marriage of one of the sons to a free spirited wife. Susan Hayward is very entertaining as bad girl Hester. There’s also a very enjoyable face off between Bergman and Hayward.

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Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in







Black and White

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