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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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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 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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Filmed behind locked doors! The picture that dares to take a stand AND STANDS ALONE! See more »

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Drama | War

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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"Coward, take this coward's hand"
3 June 2001 | by alli_katzSee all my reviews

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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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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Budget:

$375,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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