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(1965)

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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
  • Charlie Anderson is a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia and finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War. He decides not to get involved in the war because he believes that this is not "his" war. Eventually he has to get involved when his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North.

    - Written by Paul T. Mason <ptm9863@rit.edu>

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