Home of the Brave (1949)
Critic Consensus: Home of the Brave is a powerful portrayal of the soldier's life, a strong indictment of discrimination, and above all an engaging, well-acted drama.
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Edwards is a sensitive actor and a strong, stalwart man. But the character of Mingo as played by Lovejoy has depths and silences and understanding that will make it memorable.
It's comparatively seldom that one gets to hang the adjective "great" on a motion picture without feeling like a press agent, but here's a case where it belongs.
For all its faults, the film has novelty, emotional wallop and the excitement that comes from wrestling with a real problem, rather than fencing with a cooked-up plot.
Hollywood has recently shown itself aware of the dangers of racial discrimination and persecution, and Home of the Brave is the most absorbing and honest film it has yet made on a difficult theme.
James Edwards, who plays Pete Moss in the film, does a really first class lob.
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