Thursday, January 13, 2011

182. January 12, 2011 - The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Okay, I get that Gone With the Wind is Southern propaganda as much as this movie in Northern propaganda, but I think the attitude of Southerners toward the occupying Union soldiers is a bit more realistic in the former. Proper Southern ladies, for the most part, weren't subject to Stockholm Syndrome and didn't end up falling in love with the dashing Union army doctor. Please. I don't particularly love Westerns, but John Ford should stick to making those. John Wayne is less obnoxious when he's playing a cowboy (and that's saying a lot, since Ethan Edwards in The Searchers - kind of an a*hole).
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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