Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 13, 1951

Bright Victory (Universal-International) tries earnestly to picture the struggles of a wounded World War II veteran faced with a life of blindness. In its treatment as well as its subject, the film invites, and suffers from, comparison with last year's The Men, which probed the postwar plight of paraplegic veterans.

The new picture has some solid virtues : an acute performance by Arthur (The Glass Menagerie) Kennedy as the hero, and engrossing documentary-style scenes (actually shot in Valley Forge General Hospital) showing how veterans are taught to get along without sight until they...

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