The Bold and the Brave

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Bold and the Brave
The Bold and the Brave FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
Produced by Hal E. Chester
Written by Robert Lewin
Starring Wendell Corey
Mickey Rooney
Don Taylor
Nicole Maurey
John Smith
Race Gentry
Cinematography Sam Leavitt
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • April 18, 1956 (1956-04-18) (US)[1]
Running time
87 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.4 million (US)[2]

The Bold and the Brave is a 1956 Hollywood World War II movie written by Robert Lewin and directed by Lewis R. Foster, starring Wendell Corey, Mickey Rooney, and Don Taylor.

The film traces the destinies of three American soldiers stationed in Italy during World War II. Fairchild (Corey) is an idealist who doesn't believe in killing. Preacher is a religious zealot, who can't see anything in terms other than Good and Evil. The most intriguing (and entertaining) member of the trio is Dooley (Rooney), an inveterate gambler who runs a floating crap game up and down the Italian front.

The movie was produced by Filmmakers Production Organization and released by RKO. The title song for was cowritten by Mickey Rooney and Ross Bagdasarian, the creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Award nominations[edit]

The film received the following Academy Awards nominations:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Bold and the Brave: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957

External links[edit]