Passed | | Drama, History, Romance
Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War in a desperate battle atop an impregnable mountain.
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.
A good soldier dies only once, and death is someone he knows.
When the Union artillery begins firing on the mountain the officer orders the guns double shotted to increase the range. Double shotting (putting in two cannonballs) would notably decrease the range. Actually, the order the officer gives is for the cannon to be double-charged -- i.e., using twice the usual amount of gunpowder to propel a single ball or shell -- which would increase the range but would also increase the stress on the barrel, which is why they have to reinforce it by wrapping it with piano wire.