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Blacks weren't integrated into the larger Armed Services, and only later would Harry Truman force the policy of integration down the army's throat, but of course there were individual liberals and "social conservatives" everywhere, even during the 1940s. Lloyd Bridges plays a boyhood friend of "Mossy," and he seems genuinely, even freakishly colorblind, not understanding why Moss has a problem being his friend. For him, racism doesn't exist except if individual people see it as a problem. His character, Finch, a warm volkstümlich type of guy, gets captured by the Japanese on the island and the rest of the platoon, in hiding while surveying. Were the Japanese so cruel as this movie makes them out to be?Read more ›
Every bit as good as I remembered, a thoroughly enjoyable, intense film to watch, and an important piece of cinema history.
The year is 1949…bigotry is addressed, PTSD is addressed (not by that name, of course) and a man of color has a leading role in a motion picture. This was a groundbreaking movie, most definitely.
The acting is outstanding by all members of the small cast. Perhaps the psychotherapy is oversimplified, and may even seem dated by our current standards, but depicting that sort of treatment for WWII vets, especially in 1949, is way ahead of its time. The video and auditory quality are fantastic. No extra features…too bad, because if ever a movie screamed out for an audio commentary by a film historian, this would be the one.
Perhaps not quite as powerful or important as "Gentleman's Agreement", or "The Best Years of Our Lives", but it's right up there…and that's saying something.
What does still work, Jeff Corey's idealist Dr Irving D.Read more ›
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great DVD , very clear, I have this on VHS, the pictures of the show is great.Published 4 months ago by ronald Leonard
blanche fury is excellent in color,acting and cinenemetograhy and story telling.
home of the brave is wonderful in its depiction of race and of helping... Read more
I REALLY LOVE THIS DVD AND THE STAR JAMES EDWARDS SHOULD GOT MORE CREDIT FOR THIS MOVIE.BUT,I QUEST THAT'S LIFE....Published 22 months ago by Elroy Coley Jr
pretty good war flick, seen better but I've also seen worse.Published on July 28, 2014 by John Anderson
Set in the Pacific Theater, a small group of soldiers are volunteered to map an island held by the Japanese. The movie is based on a hit Broadway play by Arthur Laurents. Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by K. Reynolds
Quality acting from a cast headed by Frank Lovejoy, Lloyd Bridges, Steve Brodie and James Edwards, strong direction by Mark Robson, plus a powerful well-written script, make HOME... Read morePublished on May 3, 2014 by Michael B. Druxman
THIS VHS PLAYED GREAT, COPIED IT TO DVD AND AM EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE. SURE TO COME BACK FOR ANOTHER PURCHASE.Published on April 25, 2012 by dlwa819