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Bright Victory (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | August 1951 (USA)
After he gets blinded by a German sniper's bullet in 1943, Sergeant Larry Nevins begins the long and painful road to recovery.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

Robert Buckner (screenplay), Baynard Kendrick (novel)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Kennedy ... Larry Nevins
Peggy Dow ... Judy Greene
Julie Adams ... Chris Paterson (as Julia Adams)
James Edwards ... Joe Morgan
Will Geer ... Mr. Lawrence Nevins
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Claire Nevins
Jim Backus ... Bill Grayson
Minor Watson ... Mr. Edward Paterson
Joan Banks Joan Banks ... Janet Grayson
Richard Egan ... Sgt. John Masterson
John Hudson ... Cpl. John Flagg
Marjorie Crossland Marjorie Crossland ... Mrs. Paterson
Donald Miele Donald Miele ... 'Moose' Garvey
Murray Hamilton ... Pete Hamilton
Larry Keating ... Jess Coe
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Storyline

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. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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The great living love story of today's generation !

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lights Out See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ten blind WWII veterans at the hospital appeared as extras and were advisers for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Judy pulls up to take Larry for a ride in her car, the sun visors are not visible and the rear-view mirror on the windshield divider is turned vertically. In the next shot from inside the car, the sun visors are visible and flipped up and the mirror is now horizontal. The visors and mirror then appear and disappear between shots thereafter. Also, the windshield wipers have been removed from the car. See more »

Quotes

Larry Nevins: I told ya i wanted security, remember... well I was looking for it in all the wrong places. Nobody can ever give it to you Judy. That way, it costs too much, you gotta make it for yourself.
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Kennedy is marvelous
27 July 1999 | by KirasjeriSee all my reviews

Reminds me more of Pride of the Marines than Best Years of Their Lives. Blinded returning vet has to readjust. Arthur Kennedy never was better than in this movie. The ending in this cynical age seems too upbeat, but such endings DID happen. See: The Men with Brando for another crippled returning vet film.


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