The Sun Shines Bright
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 2, 1953
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Nostalgic for a world he never knew and which never really existed, progressive-minded and a little reactionary at the same time, innately sad for the passing of an era, deeply humane, and, yes, with a dash of utterly arbitrary beefcake.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A heavy mix of mushy sentimentality and low-brow comedy.

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