Passed | | Adventure, Drama, History
Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.
Kenneth Roberts, the author of the best-selling 1936 novel on which the film is based, described Rogers Rangers as wearing "green buckskin" clothing. The initial attempts made at dyeing the buckskin uniforms made them a bright Kelly green. They were subsequently ... ...
This is a story of our early America... of the century of conflict with the French and Indians... when necessity made simple men, unknown to history, into giants in daring and endurance. It begins in Portsmouth New Hampshire, in 1759...
Late in the film, trying to encourage his starving troops, Rogers tells the men someone in the Bible went forty days without eating. He asked Towne ( Robert Young ) if he, being an educated man, remembered who it was. Towne tells Rogers it was Moses. It was in fact Jesus who fasted for forty days.
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