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Bright Road


Bright Road was a real rarity in 1953: a major-studio production with an all-black cast. Based on an award-winning short story by Mary Elizabeth Vroman, the film is largely set at a rural black school in an unspecified Southern community. Idealistic new fourth-grade teacher Jane Richards ([[Performer~P16799~Dorothy Dandridge~dorothydandridge]]) makes it her mission in life to "reach" troublesome failing student C. T. Young ([[Performer~P31874~Philip Hepburn~philiphepburn]]). Just when Jane and the boy...more