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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 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 Australian video-cassette release sleeve notes of this movie, scriptwriter "Carl Foreman changed the Jew of the play to an African-American to avoid clashing with two previously released films on the same subject - "Gentleman's Agreement" and "Crossfire" [See: Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and Crossfire (1947)]. See more »

Quotes

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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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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