Bright Road Poster

Release Date: 1953

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
First-time teacher Jane Richards (Dorothy Dandridge) is troubled to learn that one of her students, C.T. Young (Philip Hepburn), has a history of taking two years to complete each grade. Although everyone else has given up on him, Jane resolves to get him through the fourth grade on a normal schedule. Gradually, she makes some headway, only to watch C.T. backslide when a friend and fellow student (Barbara Ann Sanders) suddenly dies. Jane, nevertheless, refuses to give up.

Cast: Dorothy Dandridge, Philip Hepburn, Harry Belafonte, Barbara Ann Sanders, Robert Horton, Maidie Norman, Renee Beard, Howard McNeely

Director: Gerald Mayer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Underdog, 1950s, Growing up, Inspiring, Quest, School, Touching, Small town