The Red Badge of Courage

Back to the list with John Huston’s would-be epic (but cut down to 64 minutes!) The Red Badge of Courage starring war veteran Audie Murphy. Does this old movie have a nuanced portrayal of military deserters? What the heck is hardtack and sowbelly? What were some of Murphy’s struggles on the set? Did this movie influence Platoon? Find out inside!


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The Red Badge of Courage stars Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, John Dierkes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Tim Durant, Andy Devine and Royal Dano; directed by John Huston.

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