January 20, 2014
Movie Night: Bright Road.
Review #528: Bright Road.
Dorothy Dandridge (Jane Richards), Philip Hepburn (C.T. Young), Harry Belafonte (School Principal), Barbara Randolph (Tanya), Maidie Norman (Tanya's Mother), Rene Beard (Booker T. Jones), Howard McNeeley (Boyd), and Robert McNeeley (Lloyd) Directed by Gerald Mayer.
While only lasting 69 minutes, Bright Road manages to strike a chord and makes a big impression with such a small budget that some big budget films can't even do. The actors consist of mostly kids, but Dorothy Dandridge does a fine job in a lead role, and Hepburn does an alright job in what seems to be (according to IMDb) his only film role. Belafonte has a good ballad song that stands out and the film has a good deal of passion for its subject and it certainly is a fine film to watch, not too shabby all in all.
Overall, I give it 8 out of 10 stars.