THE HORSE SOLDIERS (Released to Theaters in the USA 1959)


Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Horse Soldiers—John Wayne film—is better than expected and turns into one of Mr. Wayne’s better works that stands as well as the  John Ford film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, and stands with great cinematography and acting that catches its story in the small nuances of dialogue and body movement. One thing that helps this movie a great deal is the presence of William Holden serving as a military medical recruit. Another help to the story are the scenes that show honor during wartime (as the decision made by John Wayne when a group of children who are training in a military school make a decision to start service early). This is a John Ford-directed film. John Ford also directed the 1939 film Stagecoach. Comparing the two watches is good proof for longevity in one’s field improves quality of production. 

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The film focuses on the lives of a troop of Civil War Yankee soldiers. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director John Ford for directing effort. Thank you to Producers John Lee Mahin and Martin Mahlin for making the film possible. Cast includes John Wayne, William Holden, and Constance Towers. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is a quality watch and worth watching for western fans and John Wayne and John Ford fans. 

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Ben Meyers

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