The Red Badge of Courage … 1951
The Red Badge of Courage is a 1951 war film made by MGM and directed by John Huston. It was adapted from Stephen Crane’s 1895 novel of the same name. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a “red badge of courage,” to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment once again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer.