Bold and the Brave, The (1956): Foster’s WWII Tale, Starring Mickey Rooney in Oscar-Nominated Role

Lewis R. Foster’s WWII tale stars Mickey Rooney, Wendell Corey, and Don Taylor as American soldiers fighting in Italy.
Oscar Nominations: 2
Screenplay (Original): Robert Lewin
Supporting Actor: Mickey Rooney
Oscar Awards: None
Oscar Context
The winner of the Original Screenplay was, rather absurdly, Frenchman Albert Lamorisse for his well-received short (but almost wordless) “The Red Balloon.”
Anthony Quinn won his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Minnelli’s biopic of Van Gogh, “Lust for Life.”
Despite multiple nominations, Mickey Rooney had never won a legit, competitive Oscar.


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