Home of the Brave
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Home of the Brave
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 scene, the doctor Jeff Corey forces Edwards to overcome his paralysis by yelling… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Well produced and intelligently directed by Mark Robson."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Edwards gives a sensitive performance, and Mark Robson's direction never condescends or makes him an object of bleeding-heart pity."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Though the drama has its moments of power, the treatment of its subject now seems cautious and dated."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Not without some hard-hitting moments."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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