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In the Midst of Life (1963)

Au coeur de la vie (original title)
This Civil War anthology adapts three Ambrose Bierce stories "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "Chickamauga" and "The Mockingbird."

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Peyton Farquhar (segment "Rivière du hibou, La")
Anne Cornaly ...
Mrs. Farquhar (segment "Rivière du hibou, La")
Stéphane Fey ...
Union Officer (segment "Rivière du hibou, La") / Pvt Greyrock (segment "L'oiseau moqueur")
Pierre Boffety ...
Johny (segment "Chickamauga") (as Le Petit Pillou)
Frédérique Ruchaud ...
Johny's Mother (segment "Chickamauga")
François Frankiel ...
Pvt John Greyrock (segment "L'oiseau moqueur")
Eric Frankiel ...
Pvt Willian Greyrock (segment "L'oiseau moqueur")
Jean Mauvais
Fred Lissou
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Micheline Caty
Pierre Danny
Paul de Roubaix
M. Domant
Richard Glanz
Harold Herbsman
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This Civil War anthology adapts three Ambrose Bierce stories "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "Chickamauga" and "The Mockingbird."

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This feature was a selection of the first New York Film Festival (1964). See more »

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On my list of `Ten Best Films of All Time'
29 March 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully-made film, nearly silent, based on three Civil War stories by Ambrose Bierce. It is one of the most powerful antiwar films ever made.

It was shown in full at one of the early New York Film Festivals (in the 1960s), and the portion known as `An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' has been shown as a short more frequently.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to get hold of a copy, although the New York Public Library does have one available for viewing on site.

It has long been on my personal list of the `Ten Best Films of All Time.'


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