Shenandoah (1965)

Approved   |    |  Drama, War, Western


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During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral, but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue.


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28 September 2013 | denis888
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| Very Lovely
This is a very lovely movie, quite unusual for the Civil War genre as it is of course about war, but mostly about the Virginina family, the Andersons, who try to sit out the war in their beautiful farm, but the war is here, and all its cruelty and atrocities bring up misery and losses, deaths, and tears, suffering and toil. This is very stellar role James Stewart who is a force here, and his character is great - old, cantankerous, wild, rough, proud, loud, cynical man of great dignity, whose life is torn by deaths of his nearest and dearest. All the parts in the movie are excellent choices - James Stewart as Charlie Anderson Doug McClure as Sam Glenn Corbett as Jacob Anderson Patrick Wayne as James Anderson Rosemary Forsyth as Jennie Anderson Phillip Alford as Boy Anderson Katharine Ross as Ann Anderson Charles Robinson as Nathan Anderson Jim McMullan as John Anderson Tim McIntire as Henry Anderson Eugene Jackson as Gabriel (as Eugene Jackson Jr.) Paul Fix as Dr. Tom Witherspoon Denver Pyle as Pastor Bjoerling George Kennedy as Col. Fairchild James Best as Carter, Rebel Soldier Tom Simcox as Lt. Johnson Berkeley Harris as Capt. Richards Harry Carey, Jr. as Jenkins (rebel soldier) Kevin Hagen as Mule (rebel deserter) Dabbs Greer as Abernathy Strother Martin as Train Engineer Kelly Thordsen as Federal Purchasing Agent Carroll and some real warm humor is a great plus, it softens the dry and somewhat deeply tragic pace of the story. Another big asset is a very positive outlook on Negro soldiers and slaves. They are shown as good, warm and strong people, who are valiant and heroic. Many smaller parts in the story are very nice, too, and whole 2 hours fly like one minute. This film is very good, but a bit dry at places. Still, it is highly recommended

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