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The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Blu-ray
Unrated

Western/Action · 2h 0m · 6/14/2022

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The Horse Soldiers is a 1959 western film, set in the American Civil War, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, William Holden and Constance Towers. The film was based on Harold Sinclair's novel of the same name. The team of John Lee Mahin and Martin Rackin both wrote the screenplay and produced the movie. The movie is based on the true story of Grierson's Raid, led by Colonel Benjamin Grierson who, along with 1700 men, set out from northern Mississippi and rode several hundred miles behind enemy lines in April of 1863 to cut the railroad between Newton Station and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Grierson's raid was part of the Union campaign, culminating in the Battle of Vicksburg. The raid was as successful as it was daring, and remarkably bloodless. By attacking the Confederate-controlled railroad it upset the plans and troop deployments of Confederate General John C. Pemberton. A Union cavalry regiment, led by Colonel John Marlowe (John Wayne), is sent on a raid behind Confederate lines to destroy a railroad and supply depot at Newton Station. Marlowe had been a railroad designer before the war, so who better to destroy one? With the troop is a new regimental surgeon, Major Henry Kendall (William Holden) who seems to be constantly at odds with his commander. Kendall is torn between the duty and the horror of war. Then to complicate matters, after the unit rests at the Greenbriar Plantation, Miss Hannah Hunter (Constance Towers), the plantation's mistress, eavesdrops on the colonel's plans. So to protect the mission, Marlowe is forced to drag her along. Initially hostile to her Yankee captor, Miss Hunter gradually warms to Marlow.

Release Country

United States

Barcode

738329259167

Release Date

6/14/2022

Media Type

Movie

Digital Copy

Not Included

Subtitles

English

Video Format

1080p

Aspect Ratio

1.85:1

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Cast
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John Wayne

Col. John Marlowe
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William Holden

Maj. Henry Kendall
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Constance Towers

Miss Hannah Hunter of Greenbriar
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Judson Pratt

Sgt. Maj. Kirby
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Hoot Gibson

Sgt. Brown
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Ken Curtis

Cpl. Wilkie
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Willis Bouchey

Col. Phil Secord
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Bing Russell

Dunker, Yankee Soldier Amputee
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O.Z. Whitehead

Otis 'Hoppy' Hopkins
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Hank Worden

Deacon Clump
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Chuck Hayward

Union Captain
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Denver Pyle

Jackie Jo
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Strother Martin

Virgil
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Basil Ruysdael

The Reverend (Jefferson Military Academy)
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Carleton Young

Col. Jonathan Miles, CSA
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William Leslie

Maj. Richard Gray
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William Henry

Confederate Lieutenant
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Walter Reed

Union Officer
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Anna Lee

Mrs. Buford
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William Forrest

Gen. Steve Hurlburt
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Ron Hagerthy

Bugler
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Russell Simpson

Acting Sheriff Henry Goodbody
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Althea Gibson

Lukey
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Sarge Allen

Union Officer (uncredited)
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Danny Borzage

Ned (uncredited)
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Otis Courville

Soldier (uncredited)
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Richard H. Cutting

Gen. William T. Sherman (uncredited)
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Fred Graham

Union Soldier (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Passenger to Newton Station (uncredited)
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Stuart Holmes

Passenger to Newton Station (uncredited)
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Stan Jones

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (uncredited)
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Fred Kennedy

Soldier (uncredited)
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Roy Kennedy

Wrangler (uncredited)
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Jack Pennick

Sgt. Maj. 'Mitch' Mitchell (uncredited)
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Charles Seel

Newton Station Bartender (uncredited)
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Jan Stine

Union General (uncredited)
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William Wellman Jr.

Bugler (uncredited)
Crew
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John Ford

Director
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John Lee Mahin

Writer
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Martin Rackin

Writer
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