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Aro Recommended Red Badge of Courage, The

 

USA 1951, 69 minutes
Dir. John Huston
Rating: [M]
Genres: Classics, Action/Adventure / War

Topics: Period - 1800s.

 

Aroview: A classic film version of the classic American Civil War novel by Stephen Crane, which depicts the line between courage and cowardice in the Yankee army.

Real-life soldier Audie Murphy plays a conscience-stricken soldier who must redeem his lack of bravery – and soon gets plenty of chances in several superbly staged battle scenes. Although this was edited down to short-feature length, it still ranks as one of dir. Huston's best, distinguished by great photography, ironic humour and the emotional vulnerability of its characters.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)
 

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