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Shenandoah (1965)

Approved | | Drama, War, Western | 3 June 1965 (USA)
In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob, James, Nathan, John, Henry and Boy, his daughter Jennie, and his daughter-in-law ... See full summary »

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Sam
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Jacob
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James
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Jennie
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Boy
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Ann
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Nathan
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John (as James McMullan)
Tim McIntire ...
Henry
Gene Jackson ...
Gabriel (as Eugene Jackson Jr.)
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Dr. Tom Witherspoon
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Pastor Bjoerling
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Col. Fairchild
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Carter, Rebel Soldier
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In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob, James, Nathan, John, Henry and Boy, his daughter Jennie, and his daughter-in-law and James' wife Ann Anderson. Charlie does not let his sons join the army to fight in the Civil War that he does not consider their war. Jennie marries her beloved Lieutenant Sam, but they do not have a honeymoon since Sam has to return to the front. Charlie's youngest son Boy is mistakenly taken prisoner by soldiers from the North so Charlie rides with his sons to rescue Boy, while James and Ann stay on the farm. It is time of violence and war, and tragedy reaches the Anderson family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Two Mighty Armies Trampled Its Valley... A Fighting Family Challenged Them Both! See more »

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Drama | War | Western

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3 June 1965 (USA)  »

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Der Mann vom großen Fluß  »

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1.85 : 1
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The train that Anderson stops is pulled by a locomotive called the 'General Gault'. The source of the name is unclear. The only noted pre-ACW military person of that name served in Napoleon's forces. A search of the web, reveals only two other Generals of that name, one from the USA (Army ?) in the 1950s and one Canadian (served in the Second World War). See more »

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In the scene in which Charlie Anderson talks to Colonel Fairchild about his mistakenly abducted son in the Union camp, there is clearly a white automobile being driven (from right to left) in the background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jacob Anderson: They come closer every day, Pa.
Charlie Anderson: They on our land?
Jacob Anderson: No, sir.
Charlie Anderson: Then it doesn't concern us... does it?
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Edited from Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Rock of Ages
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By Augustus Montague Toplady
[Sung at the first church service]
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Despite historical flaws this is a great movie!
12 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie several times and each time i appreciate Jimmy Stewart more and more. Jimmy Stewart is at his best in this film..tough and tender witty and sarcastic..idealistic and true to his values......i wont rehash all the details, enough to say if you a JS fan you will love the movie, if you a Civil war reanactor, you might not. Its well worth the time to view. Try not to be too harsh on the Production values and costuming here. There are plenty of Civil War movies for those of you who want those fine details. Try and pay attention to the story and Stewarts performance. Also notable are the performances of James Best, George Kennedy and the first screen role for Katherine Ross.


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