Bright Victory (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bright Victory (1951)





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Arthur Kennedy stars as a blinded war veteran struggling to adjust to his affliction in peacetime. He must overcome his pugnacious attitude towards any problem he can't think his way out of, and he must learn to temper his inbred racial prejudices. Peggy Dow plays the woman who loves Kennedy enough to be cruel to him during his bouts of self-pity, refusing to lapse into sentimentality.


Arthur Kennedy
as Larry Nevins
Peggy Dow
as Judy Greene
James Edwards
as Joe Morgan
John Hudson
as Corporal John Flagg
Julie Adams
as Chris Paterson
Will Geer
as Mr. Nevins
Minor Watson
as Mr. Paterson
Jim Backus
as Bill Grayson
Joan Banks
as Janet Grayson
Nana Bryant
as Mrs. Nevins
Marjorie Crossland
as Mrs. Paterson
Richard Egan
as Sgt. John Masterson
Russell Dennis
as Pvt. Fred Tyler
Rock Hudson
as Cpl. John Flagg
Murray Hamilton
as Pete Hamilton
Donald Miele
as Moose Garvey
Larry Keating
as Jess Coe
Hugh Reilly
as Capt. Phelan
Mary Cooper
as Nurse Bailey
Ken Harvey
as Scanlon
Philip Faversham
as Lt. Atkins
Robert F. Simon
as Psychiatrist
Jerry Paris
as Reynolds
Robert Simon
as Psychiatrist
Bernie Hamilton
as Black Soldier
Russell Bennis
as Pvt. Fred Taylor
Marilyn Cooper
as Nurse Bailey
June Whitley
as Nurse at Oran
Sydney Mason
as Dr.Bannerman
Richard Karlan
as Bartender
William Newell
as Bartender
Glen Gordon
as Lt.Conklin
Sara Taft
as Woman
Thaddeus Jones
as Pullman Porter
John M. Robinson
as Medical Orderly
Billy Newell
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Bright Victory

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Bright Victory tackles a difficult problem and makes it absorbing and moving.

August 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Don't miss Bright Victory. The sequence between Kennedy and his father is a beautiful bit of film work.

January 14, 2022 | Full Review…

Arthur Kennedy received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for this powerful chronicle of a blind WWII vet trying to adjust to civilian life.

June 10, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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