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Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006)

Three of the most popular and controversial Civil War stories by legendary writer Ambrose Bierce are presented in this acclaimed feature collection.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Campbell Scott ... Ambrose Bierce
Vivian Schilling ... Gertrude Atherton
Nathan Darrow ... William Randolph Hearst
T. Max Graham T. Max Graham
Kathrin Gnorski Kathrin Gnorski
David Haydn-Jones ... (as David Jones)
Casi Riegle Casi Riegle
Bruce Heinrich ... Captain Nathan Ransome (segment "One Kind of Officer")
Kip Niven ... General Masterson (segment "One Kind of Officer")
Mark Robbins Mark Robbins ... General Cameron (segment "One Kind of Officer")
Delno Ebie ... Lt. Price (segment "One Kind of Officer")
Martin English Martin English ... Gunner Manning (segment "One Kind of Officer")
Michael Rapport ... Sgt. Morris (segment "One Kind of Officer")
Lee Ingalls ... Adjutant (segment "One Kind of Officer")
Nate Van Camp Nate Van Camp ... Staff Officer (segment "One Kind of Officer")


Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of Civil War Stories to novelist Gertrude Atherton and fledgling young publisher William Randolph Hearst during an infamous meeting in Sonol, California. This meeting sets the forum for the presentation of three of Bierce's most popular stories including "One Kind Of Officer", "Story Of A Conscience" and "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge." This acclaimed collection features epic battle sequences, deeply conflicted drama and the signature "surprise endings" that characterized most of the short stories by Ambrose Bierce. Written by MajorFilms@aol.com

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A country divided, one man at a time.







Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Civil War - Ein Krieg kennt keine Helden See more »


Box Office


$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,402, 17 September 2006

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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DTS | Dolby Digital EX



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A must see for any Civil War buff!
5 October 2006 | by jrspeaksSee all my reviews

This is a must see for any true Civil War historian. I think it should be shown in every high school and college American history class in the country. Campbell Scott is simply amazing as Ambrose Bierce. Vivian Schilling and Nathan Darrow do an excellent job as Gertrude Atherton and William Randolf Hearst. The time period is represented very authentically as well as the political and social commentary of the time. The three Bierce tales--"Story of A Conscience", "One Kind Of Officer" and an all-new remake of "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge" are recreated realistically and I had a real sense of being there instead of just watching from afar. I highly recommend this film to not only Civil War buffs but all lovers of good film making.

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