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Journey to Shiloh (1968)

 -  Drama | War | Western  -  15 April 1968 (Denmark)
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At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

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Cast

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Buck Burnett
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Miller Nalls
Brenda Scott ...
Gabrielle DuPrey
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Todo McLean
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J.C. Sutton
Michael Burns ...
Eubie Bell
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Little Bit Lucket (as Michael Vincent)
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Willie Bill Bearden
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Gen. Braxton Bragg
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Sgt. Mercer Barnes (as Noah Beery)
Tisha Sterling ...
Airybelle Sumner
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Tellis Yeager
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Carter Claiborne
Clarke Gordon ...
Col. Mirabeau Cooney
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At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

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The Unstoppable Seven! They came to fight in tattered buckskins... and left in blazing glory!

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15 April 1968 (Denmark)  »

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Héroes sin gloria  »

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Final film of Rex Ingram. See more »

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During the Civil War era, practically all men had beards or bushy moustaches. None of the men in this film had facial hair..

Beards were common but nowhere near universal. Period photographs show lots of clean-shaven soldiers. See more »

Quotes

Miller Nalls: You know, I been thinkin'. I ain't got a thing against a Yankee. I never seen one.
Buck Burnett: Well, this is war. We're Southerners; we gotta fight. It's a matter of freedom.
Miller Nalls: Whose freedom? Like that slave we took in, Buck? Look what happened to him!
Eubie Bell: What happened to him?
Buck Burnett: Never you mind, Eubie.
Eubie Bell: No, I want to know what happened to him.
Miller Nalls: They hung him!
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Western fun with appeal, characters, and somewhat of a message
7 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was well disguised as just another fun, well made action packed Western, but it gave a lot more to the viewer while the viewer wasn't watching. Seven Texas boys, led by James Caan, mean to join the Confederacy. The basic reason is because they are young, and they are relatively naive to war, and they think of it as what you might call a "rumble". In this, they are even more naive than Sheen in "Platoon". And why not. They didn't have radio or TV. They probably never read a paper. They know how work with horses, and their idea of war is probably what a lot of boys thought of war. Along the way they have a lot of misadventures, and one even dies before they get to enlist. They are awakened to other horrors when they meet an escaped slave, and a "kindly" old gentleman persuades them to turn the runaway in. I don't think there's a spoiler here. It's evident what will happen. Without being very graphic about the war scenes, they do make it clear of the horrors of war. Many are killed. I won't say how many. All suffer greatly. Other realities not often listed even in modern movies are amputations and disease. Not everyone dies cleanly. You don't even realize you are being given this message during the action. It is cleverly written and directed. On a lighter note, I heard the theme song in the movie before I ever heard "Yellow Rose of Texas," and I thought the actual words were the movie words. Imagine my surprise when someone told me it was taken from a song called "Yellow Rose of Texas", which I still have never heard.


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