The Young and the Brave

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  • Genre(s): War Drama
  • Release year: 1963
  • Running time: 84 min
The Young and The Brave (also known by the working title Attong) is a feature film released in 1963 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which depicts the quality of bravery of a group of prisoners of war that escaped North Korean capture, their youthful companion,... read more

The Young and The Brave (also known by the working title Attong) is a feature film released in 1963 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which depicts the quality of bravery of a group of prisoners of war that escaped North Korean capture, their youthful companion, and his dog during their journey to the American lines. Starring Rory Calhoun, William Bendix, Richard Jaeckel, and Manuel Padilla, Jr., it was written by Ronald Davidson, Beirne Lay, Jr., and Harry M. Slott, directed by Francis D. Lyon and produced by A.C. Lyles. It was Bendix's fourth last film. Shot on location in Ventura County, California, the film has been recognized by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) as a historical representation of the war film genre. Preserved in their archives in 2006, the film is widely distributed through the network.

Original Release

08/01/1963

US Release

08/01/1963

Cast

Rory Calhoun MSgt. Ed Brent (escaped POW)
William Bendix Sgt. Peter L. Kane (Escaped POW)
Richard Jaeckel Cpl. John Estway
Richard Arlen Col. Ralph Holbein
John Agar Intelligence Captain
Manuel Padilla Jr. Han
Robert Ivers Pvt. Kirk Wilson (Escaped POW)
Weaver Levy Communist Soldier
Dennis Richards Stretcher Bearer
Robert Goshen Lt. Ulysses Nero, Copter Pilot
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Francis D. Lyon

Writers

Ronald Davidson, Beirne Lay Jr., Harry M. Slott

Cast

Rory Calhoun MSgt. Ed Brent (escaped POW)
William Bendix Sgt. Peter L. Kane (Escaped POW)
Richard Jaeckel Cpl. John Estway
Richard Arlen Col. Ralph Holbein
John Agar Intelligence Captain
Manuel Padilla Jr. Han
Robert Ivers Pvt. Kirk Wilson (Escaped POW)
Weaver Levy Communist Soldier
Dennis Richards Stretcher Bearer
Robert Goshen Lt. Ulysses Nero, Copter Pilot
Willard Lee Han's Father
Beirne Lay Jr. Army Major
Flame Lobo, the Dog

Producers

A.C. Lyles Producer

Editors

Robert Leo

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