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The Sun Shines Bright

The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

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Release Date: May 2, 1953 Limited

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Director John Ford, notoriously difficult to please, regarded The Sun Shines Bright as his favorite film. Laurence Stalllings' screenplay is based on several short stories by Kentucky humorist Irvin S. Cobb, some of which had previously been cinematized in Ford's 1934 Will Rogers vehicle Judge Priest. Charles Winninger stars as Judge William Pittman Priest, whose down-home, common-sense approach to his job has endeared himself to most of the residents of his small Kentucky home town, while

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Laurence Stallings

Mar 26, 2013

Republic Pictures Corporation

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A marvelously entertaining film, laid back and effortlessly told, despite the social commentary and intertwining subplots.

March 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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A heavy mix of mushy sentimentality and low-brow comedy.

December 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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