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The Red Badge of Courage (1974)

During the Civil War, a young man enthusiastically joins the Union army thirsting to find glory and honor, but his first battle opens his eyes to the reality of how un-glorious and dishonorable war really is.

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Cast

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Pvt. Henry Fleming
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Pvt. Jim Conklin
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Pvt. Wilson
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The Tattered Man
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The Cheery Soldier
Lee de Broux ...
The Sergeant
Hank Hendrick ...
The General
George Sawaya ...
The Colonel
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The Lieutenant (as John Cox)
Norman Stone ...
The Corporal
Tiny Wells ...
The Fat Soldier
Daniel Levens ...
A Soldier
Tom Henschel ...
A Soldier
Robin Armstrong ...
A Soldier
Sam Reader ...
A Soldier
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During the Civil War, a young man enthusiastically joins the Union army thirsting to find glory and honor, but his first battle opens his eyes to the reality of how un-glorious and dishonorable war really is.

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3 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La roja insignia del valor  »

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1.33 : 1
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Pvt. Jim Conklin: Just as sure as I'm standin' here, we're movin' to Marshall.
[soldiers howl in disbelief]
Pvt. Jim Conklin: I got it from a friend who got it from a cavalryman who just happens to be one of the orderlies over at divisional headquarters.
[crowd of soldiers peppers Jim with questions]
Pvt. Jim Conklin: I told you tomorrow mornin'! We goin' down the river and we're goin' to come in right behind the enemy!
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Remake of The Red Badge of Courage (1951) See more »

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Extremely Rare Take On Crane's Classic
2 November 2016 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

No, this is NOT the famous 1951 black and white masterpiece that we all know and saw many times. This is a 1974 TV film, which I never heard of and never saw before. Many people criticized that take fiercely, which laves me totally shocked. Why? This full color take is not bad, this is a very decent try, a nice effort that depicts war as it is - cruel, miserable, sad, bloody, ferocious, wild, wanton, merciless, panicking, awful, bad and horrid. The movie is short, so it doesn't drag or get on your nerves. The plot of the book is depicted very vividly and it does not glorify violence, it shows it as a real terrible and blood-chilling affair. This rare film is certainly worth watching if only for educational sake and also for a fresh view of a classic


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