The Red Badge of Courage (1951) was a Drama - War Film directed by John Huston and produced by Dore Schary and Gottfried Reinhardt.
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The Red Badge of Courage Directed by John Huston Written by John Huston and adapted by Albert Band from the novel by Stephen Crane 1951/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Amazon Instant This adaptation of the classic novel is the simple story of a raw young soldier’s coming of age. ?We... Read full article
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Director John Huston lost control of this picture when, over his objections, his bosses at MGM recut it, editing out over 20 minutes. Whole scenes, including one featuring Royal Dano, were discarded. Huston did not waste any time fighting over it, as he was focused on the pre-production of his next picture, The African Queen. Lillian Ross wrote about the trials of producing "The Red Badge of Courage" in her book "Picture".
A huge chunk of Royal Dano's role was removed from the final print.
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