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John Ford Season: The Sun Shines Bright


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Charles Winninger , Arleen Whelan Forty years have passed since the end of the Civil War, but the Confederate spirit, typified by the amiable, ageing Judge Priest , still rules the town of Fairfield, Kentucky. It is election eve, and the Judge is up for re-election once again-but this time seriously rivalled by the State's Attorney, a sharp Yankee politician.
John Ford had made his first film based on the Judge Priest stories in 1934 with Will Rogers in the title role. The Sun Shines Bright, produced in 1953, follows the Judge, played by Charles Win ninger, through a series of incidents that threaten to ruin his political career.
Based on IRVIN s. cobb's short stories Produced by JOHN FORD and merian C. COOPER Directed by john FORD
Films: page 15


Unknown: Charles Winninger
Unknown: Arleen Whelan
Unknown: Judge Priest
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Will Rogers
Played By: Charles Win
Play By: Laurence Stallings
Produced By: John Ford
Directed By: John Ford
Judge Priest: Charles Winninger
Lucy Lee: Arleen Whelan
Corwin: John Russell
Jeff: Stepin Fetchit
Dr Lake: Russell Simpson
Felsburg: Ludwig Stossel
Feeney: Francis Ford
Bagby: Paul Hurst
Redcliffe: Mitchell Lewis
Buck Ransey: Grant Withers
Maydew: Milburn Stone
Lucy's mother: Dorothy Jordan

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John Ford Season: The Sun Shines Bright

BBC Two England, 10 August 1982 21.00

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