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The Horse Soldiers (1959) was a Adventure - War Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Lee Mahin and Martin Rackin.

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The Horse Soldiers (1959)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 8, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The Horse Soldiers is the one and only teaming of John Wayne and William Holden in a story based on the raids of Colonel Benjamin Grierson during the Civil War. John Ford casts the story as a brand of folklore carried through the air by the songs sung on the trail by a regiment riding in their forma... Read full article


The Horse Soldiers (1959)

By Beatrice on Dec 10, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Horse Soldiers Directed by John Ford Written by John Lee Mahin and Martin Racklin from a novel by Harold Sinclair 1959/USA The Mirisch Corporation/Mahin-Racklin First viewing/Netflix rental This is an OK civil war flick with good performances from John Wayne and William Holden. ?I expect somethi... Read full article


The John Ford Blogathon: THE HORSE SOLDIERS

By Dan Day Jr. on Jul 8, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The legendary John Ford was a huge Civil War buff. He was fond of telling people that several of his ancestors fought in the conflict, and he even went so far to say that some of them fought on both sides. The Civil War is touched upon in a number of Ford's films, but it wasn't until 1959 that Ford ... Read full article


The John Ford Blogathon: THE HORSE SOLDIERS

By Dan Day Jr. on Jul 8, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The legendary John Ford was a huge Civil War buff. He was fond of telling people that several of his ancestors fought in the conflict, and he even went so far to say that some of them fought on both sides. The Civil War is touched upon in a number of Ford's films, but it wasn't until 1959 that Ford ... Read full article


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Col. John Marlowe: Kirby, you tangle with me, I'll have your hide.
Sgt. Maj. Kirby: You're welcome to that too sir, if it's in the line of duty.


Col. John Marlowe: The Major seems to be out of uniform. Where are your sidearms, Kendall?
Major Kendall: If you check the book, Colonel, you'll see that a Regimental Surgeon doesn't wear one.
Col. John Marlowe: [Angrily, to Gen Hurlburt] First you cut out our artillery, then the wagons, and now you want to saddle us with a medical unit!


Col. John Marlowe: Where did you pick up that Reb colonel?
Maj. Richard Gray: In the telegraph office, sir.
Col. John Marlowe: The telegraph office?
[officers begin to scramble]
Col. John Marlowe: Alright, Secord, you know what to do.


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The quote at the Greenbriar dinner, "And yet your fair discourse hath been as sweet as sugar making the hard way sweet and delectable" is from "Richard II", Act II Scene 3 by William Shakespeare.
When John Wayne (Col. Marlow) first meets William Holden (Maj. Kendall), he accuses him of being out of uniform because he is not wearing his sidearms. In that particular scene, Marlow is wearing a cavalry sword. But throughout the rest of the film, Marlow does not wear any sidearms. Even when the Confederate forces are charging through the street and one of his junior officers offers him a pistol, he waves it off.
The film is based on the true-life raid by Col. Benjamin Grierson who, as shown in the movie, began his expedition--known as Grierson's Raid--from LeGrange, Tennessee, in April of 1863.
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