1965 movie about life in the middle of the American War Between the States

Reference

Shenandoah (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Shenandoah is a 1965 American Civil War film starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, and Katharine Ross. The picture was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. The American folk song 'Oh Shenandoah' features prominently in the film's soundtrack. Though set during the American Civil War, the film's strong antiwar and humanitarian themes resonated with audiences in later years as attitudes began to change toward the Vietnam War. Upon its release, the film was praised for its message as well as its technical production. ..."

Cast and Crew

Katharine RossAnn Anderson
James StewartCharlie Anderson

Video Products

Shenandoah (1965), 6 May 2003

Articles

Memorial Day Alternative, by Butler Shaffer, 16 May 2007
Short summaries of anti-war films with rankings in terms of importance
"... the best anti-war film with a consistent libertarian message. Jimmy Stewart plays a Virginia farmer — with a large family — who has no use for the Civil War and its intrusions upon his property. When I first sat through this film over 40 years ago, I kept waiting for Stewart to cave in and see the errors of his ways. He never does. Some wonderful lines that you'll not soon forget."

Reviews

Shenandoah (1965)
    by Jon Osborne, Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video, 2001
"Despite the family's heroic independence, however, war inevitably comes to their farm in the form of skirmishes between Confederate and Union armies. ... The antidraft and antiwar elements are prominent, very satisfying ... It was the runner up for 'Best Libertarian Picture' at the 1994 First International Libertarian Film Festival. "
Shenandoah (1965), by Stephen W. Carson
"This film starring Jimmy Stewart portrays a widower named Anderson at the time of the War between the States who refuses to join either side and just wants to be left alone. His crusty independence and anti-war attitude have made this film a libertarian favourite."

Videos


Shenandoah Official Trailer #1 - James Stewart Movie (1965) HD, 1965
Includes scene where Charlie Anderson (James Stewart) responds to Lt. Johnson's "Virginia needs all of her sons" with "That may be so ... but these are my sons. They don't belong to the state"