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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
A very moving subject that was pushing the envelope regarding racism.
I saw this movie when I was in junior high school in New Jersey. There was a series called the "Million Dollar Movie" broadcast out of NYC. A classic movie would be run every day at the same time (afternoons) for a full week. When I saw this film, I would watch it every day after school. That was back in the mid-1950s. Today, I know what a watershed film this was. The subject of racism and PTSD (battle fatigue, then) took courage to portray during a time of the Army/McCarthy hearings and red-baiting of Hollywood screenwriters. Little did I know that ten years later I would end up in a another war (Viet Nam) that struggled with wholesale PTSD issues among the returning soldiers. It is interesting that Lloyd Bridges ended up on the Hollywood blacklist because of his past membership in the Communist party. Yet, what a great actor. Once the witch hunts dissipated, Bridges returned in the 1960s with his very popular TV series...Sea Hunt. I have been looking for a copy of Home of the Brave for a long time and have found it on eBay! R. Swain
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