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The Bold and the Brave (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 29 April 1956 (USA)
An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944.

Directors:

Lewis R. Foster, Mickey Rooney (uncredited)

Writer:

Robert Lewin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wendell Corey ... Dave Fairchild
Mickey Rooney ... Willie Dooley
Don Taylor ... Sgt. Ewald 'Preacher' Wollaston
Nicole Maurey ... Fiamma
John Smith ... Smith
Race Gentry ... Hendricks
Ralph Votrian ... Wilbur
Wright King ... Technician Fifth Grade
Stanley Adams ... Master Sergeant
Bobs Watson ... Bob
Tara Summers Tara Summers ... Tina
Diana Darrin ... Lina
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An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944.

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Taglines:

The Loves of the Bold...The Glory of the Brave!

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Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Fetzen Leben See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Referenced in Far from Heaven (2002) See more »

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The Bold and the Brave
Written by Ross Bagdasarian and Mickey Rooney
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3 November 2012 | by william-gruendlerSee all my reviews

I hadn't seen this since childhood; the moving climax stuck in my mind long after the ballad sung over the credits faded from memory. The crap game is somewhat replicated a few years later in the memorable Mickey Rooney-starring episode of COMBAT!: "Silver Service". Mickey brings the same self-effacing, self-sacrificing ebullience to the role of Harry White as he does to Dooley in The BOLD AND THE BRAVE... Louis Morgan says, on his blog: ''Mickey Rooney is an actor who is commonly derided by modern viewers for his Rooney mannerisms, and tendency to overact his parts. I must personally I have no animosity toward Rooney. Firstly he showed in The Human Comedy he is capable of giving a moving performance, secondly I personally never had a problem with his Rooneyisms. This is not to say that I do not understand people who do hold this animosity, Rooney certainly is an actor that if he rubs you the wrong way he probably really rubs you the wrong way. He simply does not annoy me in that way, although it most certainly is true that his performances tend to be better when they are further away from a typical Rooney performance than closer.''

Highest recommendation!


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