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Home of the Brave (1949)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 14 September 1949 (France)
During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

Carl Foreman, Arthur Laurents (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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Storyline

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 alfiehitchie

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The First Motion Picture of Its Kind...and it's DYNAMITE! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

High Noon See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$375,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,500,000, 31 December 1949
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three different units filmed at the same time. See more »

Goofs

At the time of the war, the army wasn't fully integrated yet, so an African-American soldier could not serve in a Caucasian brigade. See more »

Quotes

Mingo: Divided we fall, united we stand, coward take my coward's hand.
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Connections

Referenced in Biography: Dorothy Dandridge: Little Girl Lost (1999) See more »

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(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child
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A frank, often painful film that explores racism during WWII
10 February 1999 | by gitrichSee all my reviews

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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