Blu-ray, DVD Release: Home of the Brave (1949)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 13, 2014
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films

Home of the Brave movie scene

Lloyd Bridges and James Edwards in Home of the Brave.

Based on a play by Arthur Laurents, the 1949 war drama Home Of The Brave recounts the story of a young black soldier who has suffered a nervous breakdown and developed psychosomatic paralysis.

Crippled by rage and trauma, his condition was induced by experiences encountered during a reconnaissance mission combined with a lifetime of racial discrimination. He may be able to walk again, but only if he can overcome his anger and frustrations. The film’s theme revolves around a diverse group of men subjected to the horror of war and their individual struggles.

Home Of The Brave was one of Hollywood’s first bold statements regarding the issue of race and the realities of war. With a cast that includes Frank Lovejoy, Lloyd Bridges, James Edwards and Jeff Corey, the film was produced by Stanley Kramer (It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World) and directed by Mark Robson (Earthquake).



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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.