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The Brighter Day (1954–1962)

TV Series25 min.Drama
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SUMMARY
"Our years are as the falling leaves. We live, we love, we dream, and then we go. But somehow, we keep hoping that our dreams come true on that brighter day." These words opened this poignant daytime serial, which was set in the small Midwestern burg of New Hope. The sprawling Dennis family, headed by patriarch Rev. Richard Dennis, took center stage as stories developed around Richard's aspiring actress daughter Althea and Althea's dipsomaniacal brother Grayling. Written By Mark Faulkner <mtfalknr@cc.memphis.edu>  Less
SEASONS
Unknown See all »
YEAR
1955 See all »

Filmmakers (5)

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Cast

NAMESTARMETEREPISODE COUNTYEARS
  • Blair Davies's primary photoBlair Davies Rev. Richard Dennis  Less 142,858 1 1955
  • Walter Brooke's primary photoWalter Brooke Donald Harrick  Less 27,497 1 1955
  • Mona Bruns's primary photoMona Bruns Aunt Emily Potter  Less 348,299 1 1955
  • Murial Williams's primary photoMurial Williams Lydia Harrick  Less 7,222,762 1 1955
  • Hal Holbrook's primary photoHal Holbrook Grayling Dennis #1 (1954-1959)  Less 4,236
  • Lilia Skala's primary photoLilia Skala Mrs. Dunbar (1955)  Less 24,935
  • Lori March's primary photoLori March Lenore Bradley (1956-1958)  Less 72,126
  • Diane Gentner's primary photoDiane Gentner Sandra Talbot Dennis #1 (1956)  Less 1,959,470
  • Jayne Heller's primary photoJayne Heller Althea Dennis (1956)  Less 1,488,690
  • Gloria Hoye's primary photoGloria Hoye Sandra Talbot Dennis #2 (1957-1959)  Less 923,281
  • Patty Duke's primary photoPatty Duke Ellen Williams Dennis #1 (1958-1959)  Less 4,818
  • Peter Donat's primary photoPeter Donat Steven Markley (1958)  Less 21,375
  • Nicholas Pryor's primary photoNicholas Pryor (1958)  Less 18,327
  • Nancy Malone's primary photoNancy Malone Babby Dennis (1959-1960)  Less 28,461
  • James Noble's primary photoJames Noble Grayling Dennis #2 (1959-1960)  Less 21,494
  • Joseph Sirola's primary photoJoseph Sirola Peter Nino (1959-1960)  Less 19,830
  • Charles Taylor's primary photoCharles Taylor Bud Clark (1959)  Less 751,014
  • Larry Weber's primary photoLarry Weber Eliot Clark #1 (1959)  Less 439,669
  • Mike Barton's primary photoMike Barton Chris Hamiliton (1960-1961)  Less 677,922
  • Dean Harens's primary photoDean Harens Dr. Charles Fuller (1960-1961)  Less 47,701
  • Anne Meacham's primary photoAnne Meacham Althea Dennis (1960-1961)  Less 434,196
  • Lanna Saunders's primary photoLanna Saunders Ellen Dennis Williams #2 (1960-1961)  Less 96,076
  • Mary K. Wells's primary photoMary K. Wells Sandra Talbot Dennis #3 (1960-1961)  Less 1,167,983
  • Ernest Graves's primary photoErnest Graves Eliot Clark #2 (1960)  Less 235,602
  • Maggie O'Neill's primary photoMaggie O'Neill Althea Dennis (1960)  Less 2,026,823
  • Forrest Compton's primary photoForrest Compton Grayling Dennis #3 (1961-1962)  Less 34,023
  • June Dayton's primary photoJune Dayton Patsy Dennis #2 (1961-1962)  Less 41,419
  • Nancy Rennick's primary photoNancy Rennick Sandra Talbot Dennis #4 (1961-1962)  Less 91,423
  • Bennye Gatteys's primary photoBennye Gatteys Judith Potter (1962)  Less 123,878
  • Rex Ingram's primary photoRex Ingram Unknown (1962)  Less 8,610
  • Paul Langton's primary photoPaul Langton Walter Dennis (1962)  Less 26,624
  • Geoffrey Lumb's primary photoGeoffrey Lumb Mitchell Dru (1962)  Less 866,043
  • Don Penny's primary photoDon Penny Toby Ballard (1962)  Less 92,752
  • Benny Rubin's primary photoBenny Rubin Mort Barrows (1962)  Less 28,222
  • Mary Linn Beller's primary photoMary Linn Beller Babby Dennis (1954-1959) (original television cast)  Less 1,855,670
  • Brook Byron's primary photoBrook Byron Althea Dennis (1954-1955) (original television cast)  Less 248,051
  • Lois Nettleton's primary photoLois Nettleton Patsy Dennis (1954-1957)(original television cast)  Less 6,141
  • Larry Ward's primary photoLarry Ward Dr. Randy Hamiliton (1954-1957)(original television cast)  Less 53,948
  • Herbert Nelson's primary photoHerbert Nelson Max Canfield (uncredited)  Less 242,301 1 1955
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