Approved | | Drama, War
Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.
To cast extras for the crowd scenes, John Huston sent his assistants into the pool halls of nearby Chico, CA, to find what he described as "grizzled SOBs" to avoid giving the film a Hollywood look.
Tom Wilson - the Loud Soldier:
If the boys was a-standin' an' a-fightin', I'd stand an' fight too - I'd bet my boots on it, by Jiminy I would.
The movie was shot in California and the brown grass and oak trees are obviously not the tidewater area around the Rappahannock River in Virginia where this story is set.