The Red Badge of Courage
Pvt. Henry Fleming (Richard Thomas) is a nervous young Union soldier in the American Civil War. During what he believes is a lost battle, he flees to the woods. When he later learns that the Union actually won the battle, he becomes deeply ashamed of his cowardice and lies to his fellow soldiers about his disappearance. However, Fleming is given a chance to redeem himself and become a hero when he learns that his unit will be leading a charge on the enemy.