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Director:
Writers:
Carl Foreman (writer)
Arthur Laurents (play)
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Release Date:
14 September 1949 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Excitement - Movie of the Year! Suspense! Action! Adventure! You have never seen a motion picture like it!
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A sensitive, educated black man's World War II-time problems. This is essentially the duplicate of his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Home of the Brave (1949)
 (From Disc Dish. 8 April 2014, 12:14 PM, PDT)

Arthur Laurents obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 6 May 2011, 4:06 PM, PDT)

Famed Playwright Laurents Dies
 (From WENN. 6 May 2011, 1:06 AM, PDT)

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IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS THE END OF BLACK STEREOTYPES IN HOLLYWOOD See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Jeff Corey ... Doctor
James Edwards ... Private Peter Moss

Lloyd Bridges ... Finch

Douglas Dick ... Major Robinson
Frank Lovejoy ... Sergeant Mingo
Steve Brodie ... T.J. Everett
Cliff Clark ... Colonel Baker

Directed by
Mark Robson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carl Foreman  writer
Arthur Laurents  play

Produced by
Stanley Kramer .... producer
Robert Stillman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse 
 
Film Editing by
Harry W. Gerstad 
 
Production Design by
Rudolph Sternad 
 
Art Direction by
Rudolph Sternad 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (as Gus Norin)
 
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Volkman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jean L. Speak .... sound (as Jean Speak)
 
Special Effects by
Jack Rabin .... special effects (as J.R. Rabin)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Burke .... camera operator (uncredited)
Morris Rosen .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Uecker .... gaffer (uncredited)
Scotty Welbourne .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joe King .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Manuel Emanuel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dimitri Tiomkin .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sally Hamilton .... executive secretary (uncredited)
Dale Tate .... title designer (uncredited)
Don Weis .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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This 1949 movie features an African-American soldier. A year before, in 1948, Executive Order 9981 by President Harry S. Truman mandated that US Armed Forces be fully integrated.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."See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Classified X (1998) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless ChildSee more »

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS THE END OF BLACK STEREOTYPES IN HOLLYWOOD, 30 January 2004
Author: CeOTIS ROBINSON (CEZEN@AOL.COM) from NEW YORK CITY

The importance of this film cannot be overstated. 1 - It gave us JAMES EDWARDS, thus ending Hollywood's Heroic-Black-Man Prohibition. Without Mr. Edwards there would be no Sidney Poitier, no Denzel. 2 - This film, hot on the heels of President Truman's Executive Order integrating America's segregated military, examines the possible pressures of this new policy on both the races - without demeaning either. 3 - Until this time Hollywood had managed to fight two world wars on screen without any major assistance from America's Black population except as domestics. 4 - The existence of HOME OF THE BRAVE put pressure on subsequent films (which only a scant few bowed to)to present a more accurate racial and ethnic portrayal of America's fighting forces. So (with the exception of SAHARA) every Black man in a Hollywood war film owes thanks to Mr. Edwards.

The irony is Mr. Edwards' last film, PATTON, has him portraying a valet. The insult is that Patton's most important victory - The Battle of The Bulge - was facilitated in great part by the contribution of The Big Red One - a battalion of Black truck drivers - who risked all to keep Patton's front supplied until the weather cleared enough to allow cargo flights. This historic fact (the race of the drivers in this segregated unit) is ignored in the film leaving Mr. Edwards with the only Black speaking part in a sweeping biography about a WWII general - isn't this where we came in?

If you examine Mr. Edward's filmography (by which I mean screen the films) it is difficult to understand the spottiness of his career and his relative obscurity. Part of the explanation may lie in the murky machinations of HUAC, McCarthyism, the Hollywood Blacklist and Mr. Edwards' worldwide tour with this film (it included a stop in the then Soviet Union). If you have any information regarding this aspect of his life please post it here.

CeOTIS

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