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 ...
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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
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 »
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 »
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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