Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are ... See full summary »
The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religous sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitide?Written by
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According to her autobiography, Maureen O'Hara was originally cast as Eliza Birdwell. However, she happened to mention it to John Ford, who disliked her. He then called William Wyler and had her removed from the cast. See more »
The story is set in 1862, one year after the Civil War began. At the service in the Quaker meetinghouse the Union Army officer asks for volunteers and says that the war has been going on for two years. See more »
I don't want to die. I don't think I could kill anyone if I tried. But I have to try, so long as other people have to.
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Heartwarming, funny (sometimes hilarious), serious, beautifully filmed - many shots are so perfectly framed you could hang them on your wall. Every performance is perfect for the character in the story, including the goose, Samantha.
The change of pace provided by the interweaving of the characters' different stories, the appropriate & beautiful music for the various scenes, the sense of getting to know interesting people, genuine married love between two strong characters as well as the awakening of young love in a setting which has not had sex thrust in their faces, real friendship, the respect paid to religious convictions along with gentle humor at personal foibles - everything adds up to a wonderful film which sticks in the memory and needs just the opening bars of the title song to be brought back gloriously to mind.
Truly, one of the all-time great movies.
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