The Sun Shines Bright
The Sun Shines Bright ★★ 1953
Heavily stereotyped, contrived tale of a Southern judge with a heart of gold who does so many good deeds (defending a black man accused of rape; helping a desperate prostitute) that he jeopardizes his re-election. Set during Reconstruction. An unfortunate remake of Ford's own 1934 “Judge Priest,” starring Will Rogers. 92m/B VHS . Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit, Milburn Stone, Russell Simpson; D: John Ford; C: Archie Stout.