Shenandoah

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Released 1965

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Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Released:
1965
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Shenandoah is a 1965 color film starring James Stewart. In this film, Stewart plays Charlie Anderson, a farmer in the Shenandoah valley of Virginia who is caught in the middle of the Civil War. He does not want to get involved in the conflict believing that he has no stake in it. He does not own slaves and owes allegiance to no one but his family. However, his views are tested when his youngest son, Boy (Phillip Alford) is taken hostage by the Union Army. Charlie, and his older sons Jacob (Glenn Corbett) and James (Patrick Wayne), ride out to reclaim the youngest member of their family. The journey brings the Anderson family into the midst of violent conflict from which not all will survive. Shenandoah is an entertaining film featuring both heart-pounding action and emotional family drama that brings a new perspective on the Civil War in one of James Stewart's last great performances.
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