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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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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$375,000 (estimated)
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This movie's working title was High Noon. This title was not this movie's final title (apparently this movie was shot in secrecy) but producer Stanley Kramer did use this title three years later when Kramer as an uncredited producer made High Noon (1952). See more »

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Mingo: Divided we fall, united we stand, coward take my coward's hand.
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"Coward, take this coward's hand"
3 June 2001 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Wow, I would've never seen this movie on my own, but a friend invited me over to watch it on his tape, and I was just blown away. Even though it takes place during action in World War II, this is really much more of a character study than a war movie. Although the relationship between James Edwards and his comrades, especially Lloyd Bridges, who is also really good, is the core of this movie, the actor who plays Mingo (Frank Lovejoy) steals the film with a magnificent performance. I liked this a lot more than Saving Private Ryan.


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