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Home of the Brave (1949)

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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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 »

Quotes

Mingo: Divided we fall, united we stand, coward take my coward's hand.
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(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child
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Emotionally powerful character study with WWII backdrop
2 June 2000 | by (Montclair, NJ) – See all my reviews

James Edwards, LLoyd Bridges, Frank Lovejoy, Steve Brodie, and Jeff Corey all give outstanding performances in this powerful and moving story of handling life and death situations. With no false notes, this film probes all the characters' psychological profiles in order to tell its story. Perhaps one of the best war films ever made.


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