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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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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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A frank, often painful film that explores racism during WWII See more (24 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
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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 movie represented a significant positive change in the way African-American characters were portrayed in movies. They were no longer cast in roles confined to being just servants, plantation workers, slaves, singers and hoofers.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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A frank, often painful film that explores racism during WWII, 10 February 1999
Author: Steve Richmond (sfwr@earthlink.net) from Brea, Ca. USA

Home of the Brave, for its time, was considered daring as it brought racism to the big screen in a setting of war. James Edwards gives a sterling performance as Peter Moss, a Black man chosen to go on a dangerous mission with 4 white soldiers. The war becomes secondary to the characters and how they react to one another. Lloyd Bridges as "Finch" is excellent as is Frank Lovejoy as "Mingo". This is a fine effort and will keep you on the edge of your seat just watching the tensions rise and fall.

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