Friday, 2 October 2009

The Horse Soldiers

Here's another favourite movie moment from the Civil War in John Ford's 1959 movie starring John Wayne. Based on Grierson's Raid behind Confederate lines destroying their railroad infrastructure, this is the poignant moment when a Southern military academy is asked to join the fray. A moment that genius director Ford treats with his usual amount of skill - showing humour and tragedy in equal amounts.

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