An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome greedy criminals and the natural elements.
In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob, James, Nathan, John, Henry and Boy, his daughter Jennie, and his daughter-in-law and James' wife Ann Anderson. Charlie does not let his sons join the army to fight in the Civil War that he does not consider their war. Jennie marries her beloved Lieutenant Sam, but they do not have a honeymoon since Sam has to return to the front. Charlie's youngest son Boy is mistakenly taken prisoner by soldiers from the North so Charlie rides with his sons to rescue Boy, while James and Ann stay on the farm. It is time of violence and war, and tragedy reaches the Anderson family.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The opening battle scenes are taken from Raintree County (1957) and are printed as a mirror image of the original footage. The same scenes can also be seen in, amongst other films, How the West Was Won (1962). See more »
About 70 minutes into the film at the Union POW camp, the steamboat in the background is obviously a matte painting as the smoke from its smokestacks is completely stationary. See more »
I saw this movie the 1st time with my dad when I was in grade school. It brings up a lot of big issues. Like "High Noon" or "The Searchers" there is an underlying theme that may or may not have been intended. Released in 1965 when Vietnam was just beginning to become a hot issue. In his last 'chat' with his dead wife, he vocalized a dove perspective on war in general--that the people who think that war is a good idea usually aren't the ones who will be dodging bullets, chemical weapons or bombs.
Having the youngest son rescued by an African American was also a daring move at the time.
Worth a look. It may not be historically accurate, but it touches on some important and timely, considering the nature of current events.
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