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Journey to Shiloh (1968)

At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

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Little Bit Lucket (as Michael Vincent)
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At the onset of the Civil War, seven young Texans decide to join General Hood's Texas regiment in Richmond. During their long horseback voyage from Texas to Virginia, the seven young men will witness first-hand the Southern prejudice and snobbery. They also will witness the lynching of runaway black slaves. Filled with dreams of war glory, they will nevertheless push ahead toward their destination. Their trek eastward is eventful and fraught with dangers, as the Texans will occasionally get into trouble with the townsfolk from various towns. Although they do eventually join the Confederate forces, it will happen in Shiloh, Tennessee not in Richmond, Virginia as planned. After becoming soldiers, they realize that war is not what they expected or dreamed about. The army and the war are not at all compatible with the core human values of ordinary Texans. The battle of Shiloh is the epitaph of this story. Written by nufs68

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The Unstoppable Seven! They came to fight in tattered buckskins... and left in blazing glory!

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Drama | War | Western

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15 April 1968 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Héroes sin gloria  »

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$407,500, 31 December 1968
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Rex Ingram. See more »

Goofs

The rifles everyone carries are Springfield Trapdoor models, which weren't made until 1879, 14 years after the Civil War ended.

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[Buck's men have been thrown out of an elegant party because of their ragged buckskin clothing]
Airybelle Sumner: As an Alabama patriot, I implore you to come back inside.
Buck Burnett: Oh, I don't think we'll do that ma'am. A man can get bit once by a rattler by accident; if he gets bit twice, well, that's just bein' stupid.
Airybelle Sumner: Then please accept my apology and my gratitude for the brave and noble thing you're doin'. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Buck Burnett: Ma'am, we don't know much about this here war, but as long as there are ...
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While not the best movie ever made, Journey to Shiloh is definitely worth the watch. Seven cowboys travel to war together, finding that away from the open range the world is a contradictory place. I find the year of the movie, 1968, especially relevant. As the boys grow from wide eyed youngsters to hardened men, the viewer finds himself ignoring the lesser qualities of the movie in favor of the story. You could do a lot worse with your time than watching this movie, and afterward you may have a different interpretation of war in general, the American civil war in particular, and at the same time enjoy seeing James Caan and Harrison Ford in the earliest stages of their careers. This movie definitely should be released on DVD.


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