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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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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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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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Katherine Ross' film debut. See more »

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During the boy's battle the morning after his escape from prison, you can see the bayonet of a confederate soldier wobble revealing that it is made of rubber. See more »

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[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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Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow
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Lyrics by Thomas Ken
Music ('Old 100th') from Genevan Psalter
Attributed to Louis Bourgeois
Sung in the last scene at the church
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Family and the American Civil War
19 June 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Shenandoah, Virginia, the widower farmer Charlie Anderson (James Stewart) lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob (Glenn Corbett), James (Patrick Wayne), Nathan (Charles Robinson), John (James McMullan), Henry (Tim McIntire) and Boy (Phillip Alford), his daughter Jennie (Rosemary Forsyth), and his daughter-in-law and James' wife Ann Anderson (Katharine Ross) 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 (Doug McClure), 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.

The heartbreaking and unforgettable "Shenandoah" is one of my favorite westerns, with the story of a family caught by the American Civil War. The plot has elements of "Friendly Persuasion", with the strong code of honor of the patriarch of a family and James Stewart has another top- notch performance. My favorite scene is when Charlie prepares the room of an abandoned farm to give the opportunity of a honeymoon to Jeannie and Sam. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Shenandoah"


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