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The Red Badge of Courage

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Original title
The Red Badge of Courage
Year
Running time
69 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Huston (Novel: Stephen Crane)
Music
Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography
Harold Rosson
Cast
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Producer
MGM
Genre
War | American Civil War. 19th Century. Army
Synopsis / Plot
Plot centers around how a young recruit (Audie Murphy) faces the horrors of war. Character vascilates between wanting to fight and doubting his own courage. In midst of first bloody encounter, Youth runs away. After seeing dead and wounded, sense of shame leads him back to his unit, where he distinguishes himself in the next battle. Having overcome his fear of "the great Death" he knows e can face whatever comes. Somewhat sentimental "coming of age" tale was pet project of John Huston, who fought MGM over casting of Murphy and Bill Mauldin in lead roles.
Awards
1951: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1951: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best films
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