The Red Badge of Courage1951
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
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as The Youth
as The Loud Soldier
as The Tall Soldier
as The Tattered Man
as Bill Porter
as Fat Soldier
as Union Soldier
as Southern Girl
as Soldier Who Sings
as Wounded Officer
as Confederate Soldier
Critic Reviews for The Red Badge of Courage
Ross's portrait of cinematic conflict and compromise yields, in passing, a portrait of true artistry in movies that stands untarnished to this day.
Though [Courage] is a thin study, over-directed and underwritten... it is also the most sharply focused view of soldiering yet presented by Hollywood, and, in the pure sense, one of the most uncompromisingly artistic films ever made in this country.
But, if anything, I feel sympathy for Huston. His true sin was merely biting off more than he could chew.
The fall and redemption of the protagonist, while clearly predictable, is still intelligently and effectively executed
Audience Reviews for The Red Badge of Courage
Audie Murphy and John Huston team up for this spectacular look at the power of the group over the individual. It's wartime, and a newbie recruit frets on whether he will perform to group expectation or not when battle time arrives. It's all easier said than done, eh? Huston, obviously influenced by Hemingway, keeps the anxiety quietly amped up throughout the effort but particularly during the battles scenes. Why has no one told me of this exemplary work before?!?
In spite of the studio's blasphemous 'recut' of John Huston's work, The Red Badge of Courage successfully illuminates the fragile psyche of the foot soldier in harm's way. Audie Murphy, given his own combat experience, seems perfectly cast as the civil war private battling fear and self-doubt while serving in a union regiment. Like the source material from which it sprang, this film is a study in humanity and man's astonishing ability to persevere.
For 1951 it was a pretty great movie. It had a great behind it, and got it acrossed well. I felt it ended a little suddenly, and to me it seemed like there seemed to be something missing, though im not sure what, but overall, it was a film , for any civil war buff, too see.
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