The Horse Soldiers (1959)- John Ford directs John Wayne, William Holden and Basil Ruysdael!

In a brilliant sequence from John Ford’s The Horse Soldiers (1959) children from a confederate military school led by their elderly commandant (Basil Ruysdael) stage a march against John Wayne’s invading Union Cavalry outfit. Nobody gets hurt—but one of them gets spanked. Catch also here the tension between Wayne as the colonel who bears a grudge against doctors and the great William Holden as the dedicated unit surgeon-When are the fisticuffs going to begin?




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