Home of the Brave (1949)

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During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group.



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Complete credited cast:
James Edwards ...
Major Robinson
Sergeant Mingo
Steve Brodie ...
T.J. Everett
Cliff Clark ...
Colonel Baker


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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Release Date:

14 September 1949 (France)  »

Also Known As:

High Noon  »

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$375,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The G. W. Carver Memorial Committee recognized this movie's producer Stanley Kramer for the making of this movie. See more »


Mingo: Divided we fall, united we stand, coward take my coward's hand.
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Good period piece
1 September 2005 | by (hawaii) – See all my reviews

To correct a previous commentary... "The Big Red One" is the 1st Infantry Division. The "Red Ball Express" was the name given to the truck convoys. My own opinions of the film: I think a movie like this needs to be appreciated within the context of the time period it was made. Considering that the country then was barely taking baby steps into the civil rights movement, the subject was handled pretty well. It sent it's message without being preachy or patronizing. A great cast also helps it make a worthwhile movie to watch. It's too bad that James Edwards died several years later while still relatively young. He might've made a real breakthrough to some leading roles.

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