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Three Brave Men (1956)

 -  Drama  -  December 1956 (USA)
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Bernie Goldsmith, a long-time civilian employee of the U.S. Navy is suspended as a security risk when investigators discover he had communist affiliations in his youth. Snubbed by former ... See full summary »

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Joe DiMarco
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Bernard F. 'Bernie' Goldsmith
Frank Lovejoy ...
Capt. Amos Winfield U.S.N.
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Lt. Mary Jane McCoy
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John W. Rogers - Secretary of the Navy
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Helen Goldsmith
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Mayor Henry L. Jensen
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Enos Warren
Diane Jergens ...
Shirley Goldsmith
Warren Berlinger ...
Harry Goldsmith
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Pastor Stephen Browning
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Jim Barron
James Westerfield ...
Chief of Police Timothy Aloysius O'Reilly
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Naval Lt. Bill Horton
Olive Blakeney ...
Miss Victoria Scott
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Bernie Goldsmith, a long-time civilian employee of the U.S. Navy is suspended as a security risk when investigators discover he had communist affiliations in his youth. Snubbed by former friends and harassed by others in the community, Goldsmith hires a lawyer to fight the charges and clear his good name. Written by David Bassler

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Average guy vs. government
13 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the height of the Cold War and the HUAC hearings, government employee Bernie Goldsmith (Borgnine) is summarily fired. He discovers, to his horror, that he's suspected of being a Communist. Ostracized by most of his community, he hires a lawyer and fights the charges. The other two brave men of the title are his lawyer (Milland) and a representative of the military (Lovejoy) who stand up for him. The film depicts the trauma Goldsmith and his family go through in the efforts to clear themselves. Based on a newspaper story, the film is an interesting attempt to deal with the blacklist issue circa late 1956 when it was produced.


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