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  • Actor Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte stand in an office.
  • Actors Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte stand by a chalkboard.
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BRIGHT ROAD

2:50

Thursday, February 6

(1953, Gerald Mayer) Following in the wake of the “problem picture” cycle (post-war movies that dealt for the firs time with race in America), this rare Hollywood Black family picture stars Dorothy Dandridge, as a sensitive schoolteacher trying to reach a troubled student, Harry Belafonte, in his screen debut, as the school principal. Though the movie doesn’t develop a romance, the two leads obviously have stars in their eyes for each other – a relationship fully consummated in the next year’s Carmen Jones. With Vivian DandridgeMaidie Norman. HDCAM. Approx. 68 min.

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