The Sun Shines Bright 1953

In spite of the impending election, Billy Priest takes on the defense of a black boy accused of rape, and leads the funeral procession of a prostitute whose return to town, and death, bring the town secret to light. Lucy Lee Lake is united with her grandfather, General Fairfield, and is engaged to the reformed Ashby Corwin. Billy Priest wins the election and the forces of the Confederacy thus triumph over the carpetbagger, Maydew.2

Books with substantial mentioning of The Sun Shines Bright
Tag Gallagher
John Ford: The Man and His Films
Berkeley-Los Angeles-London, 1986

J.A. Place
The Non-Western Films of John Ford
Secaucus, NJ, 1979
Books with an entry on The Sun Shines Bright
Larry Langman and David Ebner
Hollywood's Image of the South, A Century of Southern Films
Westport, Connecticut - London, 2001

The Sun Shines Bright
United States 1953

Directed by

John Russell
Paul Hurst
Milburn Stone
Trevor Bardette
Clarence Muse
Jack Mower
Jack Perrin
Jack Pennick
Wilbur Mack
Frank O'Connor
Patrick Wayne


Country:United States

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