<i>The Horse Soldiers</i>, John Ford’s Civil War western
Cinema / Westerns

The Horse Soldiers, John Ford’s Civil War western

In 1959, John Ford directed the only movie about the Civil War of his career. In spite of some lengthy parts, this aesthetically pleasing film is played by great actors and offers an interesting philosophical vision of war and violence (topical themes more newsworthy than ever…unfortunately).   Movie poster showing John Wayne and William Holden … Continue reading

<i>Escape From Fort Bravo</i>, the easy way out
Culture / Westerns

Escape From Fort Bravo, the easy way out

Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners from Fort Bravo, Arizona must fight side by side against their enemies, the Mescalero Indians. But their fratricidal war is too conveniently forgotten in this monotonous classic western. In 1953, John Sturges was getting closer to the success of The Great Escape (1963) with his first major Western movie: Escape … Continue reading