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Three Brave Men (1956)

Approved | | Drama | December 1956 (USA)
During the Cold War, a Maryland civilian employee of the U.S. Navy is deemed a security risk and he fights the official charges of being a Communist sympathizer.

Director:

Philip Dunne

Writers:

Philip Dunne, Anthony Lewis (articles)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Joe DiMarco
Ernest Borgnine ... Bernard F. 'Bernie' Goldsmith
Frank Lovejoy ... Capt. Amos Winfield U.S.N.
Nina Foch ... Lt. Mary Jane McCoy
Dean Jagger ... John W. Rogers - Secretary of the Navy
Virginia Christine ... Helen Goldsmith
Edward Andrews ... Mayor Henry L. Jensen
Frank Faylen ... Enos Warren
Diane Jergens ... Shirley Goldsmith
Warren Berlinger ... Harry Goldsmith
Andrew Duggan ... Pastor Stephen Browning
Joseph Wiseman ... Jim Barron
James Westerfield ... Chief of Police Timothy Aloysius O'Reilly
Richard Anderson ... Naval Lt. Bill Horton
Olive Blakeney ... Miss Victoria Scott
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Storyline

Bernie Goldsmith, a long-time civilian employee of the U.S. Navy is suspended as a security risk when investigators discover he had communist affiliations in his youth. Snubbed by former friends and harassed by others in the community, Goldsmith hires a lawyer to fight the charges and clear his good name. Written by David Bassler

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Heart-Warming Story Of One Man And His Family Caught Up In The Merciless Web Of Rumor, Gossip And Prejudice! See more »

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Drama

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Jason Wingreen's film debut. See more »

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References The Robe (1953) See more »

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Average guy vs. government
13 April 2007 | by Solo-12See all my reviews

At the height of the Cold War and the HUAC hearings, government employee Bernie Goldsmith (Borgnine) is summarily fired. He discovers, to his horror, that he's suspected of being a Communist. Ostracized by most of his community, he hires a lawyer and fights the charges. The other two brave men of the title are his lawyer (Milland) and a representative of the military (Lovejoy) who stand up for him. The film depicts the trauma Goldsmith and his family go through in the efforts to clear themselves. Based on a newspaper story, the film is an interesting attempt to deal with the blacklist issue circa late 1956 when it was produced.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chasanow Story See more »

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Budget:

$1,050,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints)| Mono (optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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