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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!
Plot:
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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(4 articles)
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)

User Reviews:
A very moving subject that was pushing the envelope regarding racism. 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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Trivia:
This was the first Hollywood movie to be officially be permitted to use the word "nigger" after The Emperor Jones (1933). Previously, the Hays Code had forbidden it since 1934.See more »
Quotes:
Mingo:Divided we fall, united we stand, coward take my coward's hand.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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A very moving subject that was pushing the envelope regarding racism., 11 December 2005
Author: radrians from Sioux City, Iowa

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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