The Sun Shines Bright
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The Sun Shines Bright
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 alienating many of the "better" people. Up for election, Judge Priest is challenged by… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A marvelously entertaining film, laid back and effortlessly told, despite the social commentary and intertwining subplots."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A heavy mix of mushy sentimentality and low-brow comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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