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The Bold and the Brave (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 29 April 1956 (USA)
An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944.

Directors:

Lewis R. Foster, Mickey Rooney (uncredited)

Writer:

Robert Lewin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wendell Corey ... Dave Fairchild
Mickey Rooney ... Willie Dooley
Don Taylor ... Sgt. Ewald 'Preacher' Wollaston
Nicole Maurey ... Fiamma
John Smith ... Smith
Race Gentry ... Hendricks
Ralph Votrian ... Wilbur
Wright King ... Technician Fifth Grade
Stanley Adams ... Master Sergeant
Bobs Watson ... Bob
Tara Summers Tara Summers ... Tina
Diana Darrin ... Lina
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An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944.

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The Loves of the Bold...The Glory of the Brave!

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Fetzen Leben See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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The Bold and the Brave
Written by Ross Bagdasarian and Mickey Rooney
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Combatant character study
13 September 2012 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

Set in a unit of the U.S. infantry during the Italian campaign of 1944, this focuses on three soldiers. Fairchild (Wendell Corey) whom in civilian life had got by doing very little after marrying a rich woman, further doubts himself after failing to kill an enemy sniper. He is saved by his sergeant, known as Preacher (Don Taylor) a puritanical bigot whose upbringing has left him with all sorts of hang-ups with the notable exception of "Thou shalt not kill". Extrovert Willie Dooley (Mickey Rooney) is a compulsive and successful gambler, obsessed with winning as much as he can to set himself and his family up in the restaurant business after the war.

This is a mostly gripping film which succeeds in portraying the heroism, courage and spirit of self-sacrifice demanded of soldiers in battle without glorifying war. The leading actors are all good with Rooney's fast-talking ebullient character particularly memorable; his marathon crap game provides the film's funniest moments. Nicole Maurey gives a sensitive performance as a beautiful Italian girl with whom Preacher falls in love, prior to callously dumping her on learning she's previously been with other men for money to survive. Perhaps best of all is Wendell Corey, one of those actors who could create believable characters with hidden depths, while apparently doing very little, who brings a quiet integrity to the part of Fairchild. It's all introduced with a rousing march, to which Mickey Rooney supplied the lyrics.


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