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Shenandoah (1965)

 -  Drama | War | Western  -  3 June 1965 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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3 June 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann vom großen Fluß  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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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

Dr. Witherspoon tells Charlie Anderson that one of his boys fell at Gettysburg at Little Round Top. No Virginia regiments fought on Little Round Top. 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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Oh Shenandoah
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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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