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There's a certain amount of bombast in the running arguments about wartime ethics between Marlowe and the new regimental surgeon (William Holden), who don't take to each other at all. But Ford more than makes up for it with such tasty scenes as an encounter with a couple of redneck Rebel deserters (Denver Pyle and Strother Martin), an ethereal swamp crossing led by a cornpone deacon (Hank Worden), and above all the famous skirmish with a hillside full of grade-school cadets from a venerable military academy. The film ends rather abruptly because Ford abandoned a climactic battle scene--the veteran stunt man and bit player Fred Kennedy having been killed in a horse fall. Golden-age cowboy star Hoot Gibson, who acted in Ford's directorial debut, Straight Shooting, appears as Sergeant Brown. --Richard T. Jameson
The disc could not be played on my new DVD player therefore the purchase was a waste of time. I will not be purchasing any more from Amazon.
We have watched this movie several times since purchasing it, it has always been a favourite of my husband. Everything we hoped it would be.Published 15 months ago by watson's mom
The story was about rebels about unions soldiers. It did not make one look bad, and the other look good. The soldiers were in a war, and had a job to do, and did it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by George Dohn
How can you go wrong with the Duke. I am a huge fan and want the movies on DVD prices were right and the selection was great the more the better is the way I look at it.Published 18 months ago by Allen Patterson
A depiction, with typically Hollywood fanciful love interest, of the raid that U.S. Grant called "The bravest thing ever done". Read morePublished 18 months ago by Laurence Gaymer
Some of the scenes were not seen well due to the way the conversion came from the film version. It was as if the dvd image was centred on the old film image and only picked up the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by TL