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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 »
[Buck's men encounter a slave for the first time]
My, my. You're a long way from home.
Little Bit Lucket:
We're going to be longer. We're headed for Virginia.
Ain't that nice.
Little Bit Lucket:
You know, where the war is. We're goin' to fight Yankees.
I hear tell the Yankees is fightin' us. I hear tell they're mighty mean! Oh, I reckon we'll whip 'em.
Yessir - us Southerners.
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This is one of those films that works because of the cast. It's fun to watch actors not well-suited to western films give it their best shot, and do well, despite that fact.
Old timers like Noah Beery, Jr and John Doucette were used to the genre, and add to the film greatly.
Newcomers (at the time), like James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Jan-Michael Vincent, Harrison Ford, and Robert Pine would all go on to better things, but they do well here, too. Added to the mix is a TV leftover, Paul Peterson, who's part is small, but well-done.
It was obvious that the film was cast and made like it was because of the growing youth market (Wild In The Streets, Psych-Out, Savage Seven, and Chubasco, among others).
I love this film very much, and wait patiently for a widescreen DVD to be released. I can only hope I live long enough to see it happen.
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