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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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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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This was the first Hollywood movie to be officially be permitted to use the word "nigger" after The Emperor Jones (1933). Previously, the Hays Code had forbidden it since 1934. 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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(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child
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A Great and Poignant Movie!
6 August 1999 | by (Deltona, Florida) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was about eleven or twelve- years-old, and felt sad about Lloyd Bridges dying and being left behind. I also felt sad for James Edwards who was suffering for the loss of his friend. His suffering is what they call to day "PTSD" Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I saw the movie again a few months ago and still find it to be a great and poignant movie. Here are two men; one white and the other black,who deep inside see no color, but love for their fellow man and brother. I can attest to that, for being a combat wounded Viet Nam Vet, I saw how soldiers who were white,black,brown,etc. cried for one another when death was upon them. As God knows my heart, I love this movie and thank those that had the courage to first put it out there and to the great cast.


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