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The Red Badge of Courage ()

directed by John Huston
featuring Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, John Dierkes, Royal Dano, Arthur Hunnicutt

The Red Badge of Courage - John Huston
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The backstory of The Red Badge of Courage involves the toppling of MGM's old Louis B. Mayer regime in favor of Dore Schary and his young Turks. It is also the tale of how an intended epic was ruthlessly whittled down to a lower-berth programmer. Since this story has already been related in detail in Lillian Ross' Picture (not to mention several John Huston biographies), the focus here will be what shows up on screen in Red Badge of Courage. Based on the novel by Stephen Crane, the film stars real-life war hero Audie Murphy ...