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A Beautiful Film
- Barbara LEIF
Not only is Arthur Kennedy wonderful in this film, but Peggy Dow is lovely as well. I'm sorry that she made so few films but having children was to be her job instead.Arthur and Peggy are a wonderful team. I enjoyed the fiilm and was moved by it.
A great film, Nominated for Best Picture
- Lynton Stewart
Bright Victory was largely filmed at Valley Forge General Hospital, the largest Army Hospital in the country; and in Phoenixville, PA, where the hospital was located. The wards shown in the movie were actual hospital wards (unused by the hospital at that time). Valley Forge WAS the leading center for rehabilitating blind soldiers during World War II, and the techniques shown in the movie were actually developed there. Many of those techniques are still being used to train blinded people.Most of the "extras" were real Army Medics and hospital staff, and local people living in Phoenixville. The outdoor scenes, the scene in the bank, etc. were filmed in local establishments. For many, many years, all new personnel assigned to Valley Forge were shown that movie as a part of their orientation to the facility.I wish this movie was available on DVD.
Should be shown more.
- Scott Campbell
What a great flick about human nature and how one can change within by one's self and with the help of others. A movie in my opinion that rates high on my favs list. I have been a steady watcher of TCM for 15 years and this was the first time I have seen it. A movie all need to see with many great moral values that the world and the U S needs in today's world. Does TCM sell this movie? Also a personal idea that TCM has probably thought of. Have a pay deal like Netflix to watch classic movies. I know many who would subscribe to this. I mean TCM is on my tv at least 20 hrs per day. My cpu would be o all the time if you had that feature.Thanks,Scott
A Man Who Saw The Light
Arthur Kennedy, who was one of our great character actors, has one of his rare leading roles in Bright Victory, and he makes the most of it. It is arguably his finest performance. This film about bigotry is way ahead of its time. I remember this film when it was released in 1949 (I was 10 at the time), and it impressed me even at that age. This film has not lost its impact even after almost 60 years.
War injuries leading to better life
- A. Hanoumis
After viewing this film, I couldn't help be feel more supportive to not only war survivors, but to blind ones. After war, many people forget about those who served and lost their quality of life while serving. This just shows how one man can live through it and change alll fascets of his life. Down to the basic principals instiled into his head since he was a child. He was raised to be rascist and through his blindness he learns that color doesn't matter. This changes his whole perspective on life and race. He now sees his blindness not as a disability but instead as a gift. A gift that will better himself in all the ways of his life and future.