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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Doctor
... Private Peter Moss
... Finch
... Major Robinson
... Sergeant Mingo
... T.J. Everett
... Colonel Baker
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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 »

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Drama | War

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14 September 1949 (France)  »

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High Noon  »

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Budget:

$375,000 (estimated)

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$2,500,000, 31 December 1949
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'The Hollywood Reporter' of 21 March 1949 reported that this movie would feature background choral work performed by the Jester Hairston Choir. See more »

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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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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 See 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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