Based on a play by Arthur Laurents, "Home Of The Brave" recounts the story of a young Black soldier (James Edwards) who has suffered a nervous breakdown and developed psychosomatic paralysis.
Crippled by rage and trauma, his condition was induced by experiences encountered during a reconnaissance mission combined with a lifetime of racial discrimination. He may be able to walk again, but only if he can overcome his anger and frustrations.
The film’s theme revolves around a diverse group of men subjected to the horror of war and their individual struggles. Home Of The Brave was one of Hollywood’s first bold statements regarding the issue of race.