• The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

The Red Badge of Courage

Release Date: March 16th, 1951

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

Henry Fleming (Audie Murphy) is a young Union soldier in the American Civil War. During his unit's first engagement, Henry flees the battlefield in fear. When he learns that the Union actually won the battle, shame over his cowardice leads him to lie to his friend Tom (Bill Mauldin) and the other soldiers, saying that he had been injured in battle. However, when he learns that his unit will be leading a charge on the enemy, Henry takes the opportunity to face his fears and redeem himself.

Cast: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, John Dierkes, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano, Arthur Hunnicutt, Andy Devine, Robert Easton

Director: John Huston

Genres: War

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Home VĂ­deo, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Transformation, Sacrifice, Intense, Friend, Soldier, Growing up, Gritty


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952)