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A Time Out of War (1954)

Two Union soldiers maintaining a position on a riverbank negotiate a one-hour truce with the Confederate soldier manning the opposite bank. During the hour, they gain respect for one ... See full summary »

Director:

Denis Sanders

Writers:

Robert W. Chambers (story "Pickets"), Denis Sanders (screenplay)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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Barry Atwater ... Craig
Robert Sherry Robert Sherry ... Alden
Corey Allen ... Connor (as Alan Cohen)
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Two Union soldiers maintaining a position on a riverbank negotiate a one-hour truce with the Confederate soldier manning the opposite bank. During the hour, they gain respect for one another as they trade tobacco, enjoy some fishing and make an unsettling discovery. Written by scgary66

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Short | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1961 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Aselepo See more »

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Carnival Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A Civil War story distilled to perfection.
13 November 2002 | by jackchildSee all my reviews

"A Time Out of War" is based on the short story "The Pickets" and takes place during the Civil War. The emphasis of the story is on the personalities of the two Union pickets who are across a stream from two Confederate pickets. Realizing the futility of their situation, the soldiers decide to call a cease-fire for a few hours--a time out of war.

The film is tightly written and edited--every scene is necessary. I highly recommend this film.


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