Starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Rosemary Forsyth, Katharine Ross, Phillip Alford, James Best, Paul Fix, George Kennedy, Tim McIntire, Jim McMullan, Warren Oates, Denver Pyle, Charles P. Robinson, Patrick Wayne
Directed by Andrew McLaglen
Classic civil war drama set in 1863, starring James Stewart as Charlie Anderson, a wealthy farmer in Virginia who has hitherto steadfastly refused to take any part in the war that is raging around him.
But the war inevitably ensnares him through a series of family tragedies that includes his youngest son (Philip Alford) being taken prisoner by the Unionists and charged with spying, his son James (Patrick Wayne) and daughter-in-law Ann (Katharine Ross) being murdered by a gang of looters, and the death of his eldest son Jacob (Glenn Corbett).
Meanwhile his daughter, Jannie (Rosemary Forsyth) falls in love with a Confederate soldier, Sam (Doug McClure).
Despite the tragedies that punctuate the film, it carries strong and hopeful anti-war and pro-family messages, particularly in the sentimental finale which shows the Anderson family prevailing against all the odds, and the screenplay has since been successfully adapted into a Broadway musical by the same name.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5050582843309
- Catalogue number: 8284330
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- Release date: 23/05/2011
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour