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August 13, 2020

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I too watched the film all that week (on WOR-TV, channel 9, the Million Dollar Movie as the show was called) and Home of the Brave was formative for me too, and that poem, ending with "Coward take my coward's hand," immediately took up housekeeping in my heart, never left. I’ve watched the film since, in adulthood, several times. Thank you for writing this and sending it!

“Nitwit”—Lloyd Bridges (I allow as how some readers may not get the significance of this word in the script.)

- Burt Kimmelman

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