Cinema: War on the Flip Side

None but the Brave. As producer, director and star of this World War II melodrama, Frank Sinatra is triply committed to a piece of flip moral hindsight. War is archaic, he says. It is also rough on brotherhood. But he cannot conceal his boyish enthusiasm for any activity that brings together a swell bunch of guys.

Brave begins arrestingly with a Japanese narrator, Lieut. Kuroki (Tatsuya Mihashi), who, rrring all his Is, describes the "roneriness of command" over a pocket of troops marooned on a Pacific island outpost. Soon an air battle sends a tiny C-47 transport plowing into the island's toy...

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