After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her ... See full summary »
Peter Mark Richman
A sensitive, educated black man's World War II-time problems. This is essentially the duplicate of his peace-time problems which are pointed up in a flashback of his life, and primarily of his war-time adventures with four white soldiers on a dangerous reconnaissance mission on a Japanese-held island.Written by
This movie's working title was High Noon. This title was not this movie's final title (apparently this movie was shot in secrecy) but producer Stanley Kramer did use this title three years later when Kramer as an uncredited producer made High Noon (1952). See more »
The Army Recon Team's helmets are fitted with manufactured camouflaged covers. In W.W.II, these were strictly a Marine Corps- issued item. See more »
Divided we fall, united we stand, coward take my coward's hand.
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(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child
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"Coward, take this coward's hand"
Wow, I would've never seen this movie on my own, but a friend invited me over to watch it on his tape, and I was just blown away. Even though it takes place during action in World War II, this is really much more of a character study than a war movie. Although the relationship between James Edwards and his comrades, especially Lloyd Bridges, who is also really good, is the core of this movie, the actor who plays Mingo (Frank Lovejoy) steals the film with a magnificent performance. I liked this a lot more than Saving Private Ryan.
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