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Shenandoah (1965)

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

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Charlie
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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
Charles Robinson ...
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, the 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 in his farm. Charlie does not let his sons to join the army to fight in the American Civil War that he considers that it is not their war. Meanwhile Jennie marries to her beloved Lieutenant Sam, but they do not have honeymoon since Sam has to go to the front. When Charlie's youngest son Boy is mistakenly taken prisoner by soldiers from the North. Charlie rides with his sons to rescue Boy, while James and Ann stays in the farm. But 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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Trivia

Donna Theodore was nominated for the 1975 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Musical for "Shenandoah" in the role of Anne. See more »

Goofs

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 Raintree County (1957) See more »

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A Mighty Fortress is Out God
Lyrics and Music by Martin Luther
Translation by Frederick H. Hedge
Sung in the last scene at the church
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Jimmy Stewart is my favourite actor and this is his best film
17 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I must have seen this film 10 times and every time it leaves a lump in my throat, its something about Jimmy Stewarts acting and the storyline that I find so believable and so sad. The three scenes that really get me are when he speaks about his missing son being the apple of his eye, when he confronts the soldier who accidentally shoots his son and most of all the final scene in the Church. I know some people may find the film sentimental but I just feel that its the best ever , even better than Its A Wonderful Life. I think as you get older and you have your own family the things that J Stewart say have real meaning and therefore I recommend anyone with a soul to watch this film and enjoy a sentimental but ultimately uplifting film


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