A year before they shot to stardom in Carmen Jones, Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonté made this inspiring film about a gifted
educator and a lost boy. Dandridge plays Jane Richards, a fourth-grade teacher concerned about young C.T. (Philip Hepburn), a
student whose indifference to school has even the principal (screen-debuting Belafonté) calling him a backwards child. Troubles as
typical as a schoolyard brawl and as tragic as a classmate's death drive C.T. further into his shell. But Jane perseveres, hoping to
help her student develop – the same as a caterpillar in a cocoon, C.T. lets down his guard and turns into a butterfly. One of the few mainstream
films of its era to have a largely African-American cast, "Bright Road" boasts impressive talents behind the camera as well as on the
screen, including director of photography Alfred Gilks, lensing his first feature-length film since winning an Academy Award® for
"An American in Paris."

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Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, CC)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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