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The Red Badge of Courage (1974)

During the Civil War, a young man enthusiastically joins the Union army thirsting to find glory and honor, but his first battle opens his eyes to the reality of how un-glorious and dishonorable war really is.

Director:

Lee Philips

Writers:

John Gay (teleplay), Stephen Crane (novel)
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Inspired by the classic novel of Stephen Crane, a young private in the Union army must learn to confront his fears of battle after his company is sent on a mission to penetrate the front lines of the Confederacy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Pvt. Henry Fleming
Michael Brandon ... Pvt. Jim Conklin
Wendell Burton Wendell Burton ... Pvt. Wilson
Charles Aidman ... The Tattered Man
Warren Berlinger ... The Cheery Soldier
Lee de Broux ... The Sergeant
Hank Hendrick Hank Hendrick ... The General
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... The Colonel
John Henry Cox ... The Lieutenant (as John Cox)
Norman Stone Norman Stone ... The Corporal
Tiny Wells Tiny Wells ... The Fat Soldier
Daniel Levens Daniel Levens ... A Soldier
Tom Henschel Tom Henschel ... A Soldier
Robin Armstrong Robin Armstrong ... A Soldier
Sam Reader Sam Reader ... A Soldier
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During the Civil War, a young man enthusiastically joins the Union army thirsting to find glory and honor, but his first battle opens his eyes to the reality of how un-glorious and dishonorable war really is.

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Drama | War | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La roja insignia del valor See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The Union soldiers are seen muzzle-loading their cap-and-ball rifles, although the movie's firearm props appear to be 1873 model, "Trapdoor" Springfield breech-loading cartridge versions -- not introduced until years after the Civil War. See more »

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[last lines]
Narrator: The battle had lasted four days. When it was over 25,000 men had been killed or wounded. The wounded on these fields of battle had all received their red badge of courage. But the youth, Henry Fleming, however, he emerged from his struggles with something else. He knew that he would no more quail before his guide wherever it should point him. He had been to touch the Great Death... and found that, after all, it was but the Great Death. He was a man.
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Remake of The Red Badge of Courage (1951) See more »

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I watched this back in 1974!
18 August 2009 | by connors9507See all my reviews

Richard Thomas was just right back then; portraying a guy who was scared and ashamed, but too proud to keep running, everything..he got it just right. I think Stephan Crane would appreciate this version better than the 1951 movie.

It's confusing enough being that age, then finding yourself in the middle of one of those huge battles- you couldn't pull me away from that TV way back when. It didn't need all of the high tech special effects, Henry Fleming(John boy)and his fellow soldiers brought you into the story as well as the book did. It was a great movie and should be available to high school kids, history buffs, or anybody who enjoys a good flick. But is it available to anyone? I can't find it for sell online anywhere. What a shame. The scene showing fixed bayonets charging, one sticking in a tree trunk accidentally, was artistic license no doubt, but classic! Classic I say! Where are the rerun Gods when you need them? This would be great for my school age son...I'll keep looking.


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