This is one of the reasons I like TCM. I get to find gems
like this. Last week, I saw Bright Road (1953) starring
Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte.
It's spans a year in the life of a new teacher named Jane
played by Dorothy and her class of 4th graders. It's a really
sweet and heartwarming film. It's notable for a lot of reasons.
It's an almost all black cast with a positive and affirming
view of life; also, this is Harry Belafonte's film debut as
Bright Road comes a year before Carmen Jones which would
make Dorothy a star and earn her an Oscar nomination for
Best Actress; Bright Road also shows glimpses of the chemistry
that Dorothy and Harry would blaze in Carmen Jones.
If it comes on TCM again or you can get a copy of it,
please watch Bright Road. You will truly be delighted.
Here is the trailer. Enjoy.