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Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave (1949)

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Arthur Laurents' play Home of the Brave concerned a paralyzed Jewish war veteran who begins to walk again only when he confronts his fear of forever being an "outsider." The film version of the Laurents play changes the protagonist into an African-American, played by James Edwards. The soldier's comrades include his lifelong white friend Lloyd Bridges, whose death leaves Edwards racked with guilt; redneck-bigot corporal Steve Brodie; and troubled sergeant Frank Lovejoy. In the film's crucial

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Well produced and intelligently directed by Mark Robson.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Though the drama has its moments of power, the treatment of its subject now seems cautious and dated.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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For all its predictability .. an honourable and well intentioned effort to explore the trauma of war vets coming home from the hell of Iraq to the different kind of hell of suburban Spokane

May 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comment (1)
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Edwards gives a sensitive performance, and Mark Robson's direction never condescends or makes him an object of bleeding-heart pity.

November 7, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Not without some hard-hitting moments.

May 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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