The Sun Shines Bright DVD 1953 Charles Winninger Comedy Drama B&W NR
Stars of The Sun Shines Bright: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell
John Ford weaves three “Judge Priest” stories together to form a good-natured exploration of honor 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.
The Sun Shines Bright takes place in a “polis“, a tiny Kentucky town of Fairfield, during an election. The whole story is a meditation on leadership, compassion and tradition. Charles Winninger is superb. The prostitutes funeral, with its closing scene in the church,where the Priest quotes the Bible, is simply grand. The parade at the end is very touching – in fact, the ending itself is very touching.
Did you know?
This film was once listed as one of the ten greatest films by John Ford. (See FilmSite.org). The Sun Shines Bright was a remake by John Ford of Judge Priest (1934)
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Product Information for The Sun Shines Bright
- Director: John Ford
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co: Argosy Pictures
- Run time: 90 minutes
- Sound: Mono
- Color: Black and White
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