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|Posted: Sun Dec 11th, 2005 09:07 am||
|I belong to a Civil War book discussion group that meets at the Drum Barracks here in Southern California. A Civil War site . In December we have Civil War Movie night. Each of us brings a movie about the Civil War to share.
Last year I shared Wicked Spring which is one of my new favorite Civl War movies. This year I am sharing Johnny Shiloh. This is a Disney movie from the early 60's with Moochie in the lead part. It is not bad factually for a disney film. I did some reading on Johnny Clem, the movie sticks to most of the facts.
Great Locomotive Chase is out on DVD. Check Amazon.
Favorite Civil War tv shows from my teenage years were The Rebel with Nick Adams, and the Americans, two brothers one went North. One went South . Daryl Hickman played the Union brother , Dick Davalos played the Confederate. It was only on tv for one year.
A TV movie made in the late 60's early 70's which isn't too acurate but has everyone in it Is Journey to Shiloh. James Caan is the lead, but supporting actors include Jan Michael Vincent and Paul Peterson from the Donna Reed Show. Several other young tv actors played the Concho Country Comanches heading from Texas to join up at Shiloh. The one that has the least lines is a very young Harrison Ford.
It is actually based on a Will James Novel.
I remember seeing Jim Bishops The Day Lincoln was Shot on TV in the 50's or 60's. Held my attention.
One movie I found in bargin CDs that is a hoot to watch. Called Santa Fe Trail, starring Ronald Regan as Custer and Earl Flynn as Jeb Stuart . Takes place pre Civil War on the Santa Fe Trail. Never mind that the age difference and years they graduated from West Point are a good ten years apart. See how many mistakes are made in the movie while you watch these two romp though the west . Then Watch Flynn capture John Brown at "Harper's Ferry" set on the ranch at Corriganville in Santa Clarita area of Southern California.
The General with Buster Keaton is a must see, not accurate to Andrew's raiders but worth seeing for Keaton and the stunts. No special effects back then . They really crashed engines.