Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 16, 1956

The Bold and the Brave (RKO Radio) is a war picture as laconic and perceptive as a good reconnaissance report. It tells of a battle in a sergeant's soul, of the lives it cost, of victory lost by a kind of courage and won by a kind of cowardice.

The sergeant (Don Taylor) seems to be a good Joe at heart, but then nobody can quite reach his heart. In a brilliant piece of character-writing, Scriptwriter Robert Lewin explains his man. When the sergeant was a boy, his father died of drink; the boy's feelings,...

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