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The Sun Shines Bright - Courtroom Scene

by Nicholas Sammond

This is the courtroom scene from the 1953 John Ford film, starring Charles Winninger and Lincoln Perry's famously controversial persona, Stepin Fetchit. Playing his usual schtick of the "laziest man in the world", Fetchit falls asleep, only to be awoken by the judge's gavel. Adapted from a series of Irvin S. Cobb short stories, this particular scene features Fetchit dancing and playing the harmonica alongside the banjo player, singing together the Confederate and popular minstrel song - Dixie or Dixieland.

The Sun Shines Bright - Courtroom Scene

This is the courtroom scene from the 1953 John Ford film, starring Charles Winninger and Lincoln Perry's famously controversial persona, Stepin Fetchit. Playing his usual schtick of the "laziest man in the world", Fetchit falls asleep and dances.

from The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Creator: John Ford
Distributor: Republic Pictures
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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