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Home of the Brave (1949)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 14 September 1949 (France)
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! See more »

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Drama | War

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High Noon  »

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Budget:

$375,000 (estimated)

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$2,500,000, 31 December 1949
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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 »

Goofs

At the time of the war, the army wasn't fully integrated yet, so an African-American soldier could not serve in a Caucasian brigade. See more »

Quotes

Mingo: Divided we fall, united we stand, coward take my coward's hand.
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Referenced in Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child
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superb social commentary-also a war movie
29 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Decades ahead of its time! Years before the services are integrated, a black soldier is sent on patrol with an all white squad. More than just a story of racial tension in combat, this is a character study, a study of the true inner feelings of men in war, and bigotry that was and has been a way of life for so long. Edwards and Bridges win the acting honors here...however the entire cast deserves kudos for having the guts to participate in a picture that was obviously not received well in all parts of the U.S. This one will have you on the edge of your chair and near tears on occasion-guaranteed.


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