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Director: John Ford     Starring: William Holden John Wayne
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 220698962
UPC: 883904233459
UPC 14: 00883904233459
Category Keywords: Civil War  Theatrical Release
Rating: UR
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Editor's Note
THE HORSE SOLDIERS, John Ford's only attempt at tackling the subject of the Civil War, is based on Grierson's Raid, part of the Union's assault on Vicksburg in April 1863. After a number of failed efforts at taking the Southern stronghold, Union leaders assign Col. John Marlowe (John Wayne), a railroad designer in civilian life, to lead a cavalry detachment to destroy a vital railroad hub at Newton Station, far behind Confederate lines. Marlowe's unit includes Major Kendall (William Holden), a cynical physician disgusted by the notion that there's glory in the carnage, and the politically ambitious Colonel Secord (Willis Bouchey). Marlowe temporarily appropriates the plantation of Southerner Hannah Hunter (Constance Towers) while in transit and is forced to take her along, in lieu of killing her, after she overhears his plans for Newton Station. As their journey continues, Marlowe realizes that he is much more interested in Hannah than in her political sympathies. Wayne and Holden give gritty, soulful performances, and William Clothier's photography is outstanding in a film that delves beneath simplistic notions of heroism to reveal something more complicated, grisly, and real.
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Video Features Pan and Scan (TV Format)
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Mgm Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/6/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 120 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1959
Video UPC UPC: 00883904233459
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info William Holden
Video Cast Info Russell Simpson
Video Cast Info Constance Towers
Video Cast Info John Wayne
Video Cast Info Carleton Young
Video Cast Info Anna Lee
Video Cast Info Hoot Gibson
Video Cast Info Basil Ruysdael
Video Cast Info Althea Gibson
Video Cast Info John Lee Mahin - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Harold Sinclair - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Jack Murray - Editor
Video Cast Info William Clothier - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info David Buttolph - Composer
Video Cast Info John Lee Mahin - Producer
Video Cast Info Martin Rackin - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Martin Rackin - Producer
Video Cast Info Frank Hotaling - Production Designer
Video Cast Info John Ford - Director
Plot Summary
A hardened Union colonel embarks on a dangerous mission to sabotage a railroad line. Saddled with a quarrelsome doctor and a Southern belle, the colonel drives his troops deep into rebel territory.
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