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Shenandoah (1965)

Approved | | Drama, War, Western | 3 June 1965 (USA)
During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue.

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Cast

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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)
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Henry
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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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SHAKES THE SCREEN LIKE CANNON THUNDER! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | War | Western

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3 June 1965 (USA)  »

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Fields of Honor  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Denver Pyle" (Pastor Bjoerling) and "James Best" (The Confederate Soldier Carter) Were both actors on the TV Show "The Dukes Of Hazzard" as "Uncle Jessie" and "Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane" See more »

Goofs

The locomotive on the train that gets burned is equipped with air brakes, which were not invented until 1872. Although the locomotive is mostly filmed at such an angle that the air brake equipment is not visible, a connecting air hose can be seen on the front when the train is stopping for the fire on the track, and whenever the train is stopped, hissing noises from the air compressor can be heard. 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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Soundtracks

Yellow Rose of Texas
(uncredited)
Traditional American
[Played at the Confederate camp]
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James Sstewart in Fine Film
28 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director Andrew McLaglen and Universal starred James Stewart in this fine family film. Co starring are two young Universal contract actresses Katharine Ross and Rosemary Forsyth. Ms. Ross would go on to do John Wayne's Hellfighters and then go onto great acclaim in The Graduate and also Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Paul Newman. Also in the cast is handsome Patrick Wayne son of the great John Wayne, along with other reliable stars such as George Kennedy and rugged Glenn Corbett and Doug McClure who provide fine support.

Can anyone recall if James Stewart ever gave a bad performance? I surely cannot! Mr. Stewart excels in this film which I thought would have garnered him another Oscar nomination.


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