The Brave One (1956 film)

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The Brave One
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Directed by Irving Rapper
Produced by Frank King
Written by Dalton Trumbo
Merrill G. White
Based on Based on "Corrida de Toros" Original Screenplay (170 pages) by Juan Duval; died before film production; uncredited.
Starring Michel Ray
Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr.
Elsa Cárdenas
Carlos Navarro
Joi Lansing
Music by Victor Young
Cinematography Jack Cardiff
Edited by Harry S Franklin and Merrill G. White
Production
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Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • October 26, 1956 (1956-10-26)[1]
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Brave One is a 1956 American drama film directed by Irving Rapper and starring Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr., and Elsa Cárdenas. It tells the story of a Mexican boy who tries to save his beloved bull Gitano from being killed in the bullfighting arena.

The Brave One was the last film to win the Academy Award for Best Story before the award was discontinued, and was nominated for two other Academy Awards: Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

The screenplay was originally credited to Robert Rich, a pseudonym used by Dalton Trumbo, who had been blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten in 1947 after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. It was actually the name of the nephew of the film's producer Frank King and Robert Rich claimed authorship of the screenplay when initially asked about it, though his uncles denied this claim.[2][3][4] The Academy Award was reissued in Trumbo's name in 1975.

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The King Brothers later sued RKO for mismanaging the distribution and sale of the film, claiming $6 million in damages.[6]

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