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Home of the Brave (1949)

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A sensitive, educated black man's World War II-time problems. This is essentially the duplicate of his peace-time problems which are pointed up in a flashback of his life, and primarily of ... See full summary »

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James Edwards ...
Private Peter Moss
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Finch
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Major Robinson
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Sergeant Mingo
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T.J. Everett
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A sensitive, educated black man's World War II-time problems. This is essentially the duplicate of his peace-time problems which are pointed up in a flashback of his life, and primarily of his war-time adventures with four white soldiers on a dangerous reconnaissance mission on a Japanese-held island. Written by alfiehitchie

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Excitement - Movie of the Year! Suspense! Action! Adventure! You have never seen a motion picture like it!

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14 September 1949 (France)  »

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High Noon  »

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$375,000 (estimated)
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According to the 23 March 1949 edition of 'Daily Variety', producer Stanley Kramer astoundingly had started principal photography for two whole weeks before legally acquiring the rights to Arthur Laurents' play. See more »

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Mingo: Yeah, I'll never forget the first letter I got from my wife. It started, "My darling, darling, darling, I'll never again use the word 'love' without thinking only of you." And I remember the last one I got from her. It started, "Dear T.J., this is the hardest letter I've ever had to write."
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A frank, often painful film that explores racism during WWII
10 February 1999 | by (Brea, Ca. USA) – See all my reviews

Home of the Brave, for its time, was considered daring as it brought racism to the big screen in a setting of war. James Edwards gives a sterling performance as Peter Moss, a Black man chosen to go on a dangerous mission with 4 white soldiers. The war becomes secondary to the characters and how they react to one another. Lloyd Bridges as "Finch" is excellent as is Frank Lovejoy as "Mingo". This is a fine effort and will keep you on the edge of your seat just watching the tensions rise and fall.


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