The Horse Soldiers

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John Ford's Civil War-era docudrama stars John Wayne as John Marlowe, a Union colonel spearheading a group of saboteurs on a mission to destroy a Confederate railroad.

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Cast

William Holden
as Major Henry Kendall
John Wayne
as Col. John Marlowe
Constance Towers
as Miss Hannah Hunter of Greenbriar
Anna Lee
as Mrs. Buford
Stan Jones
as Gen. U.S. Grant
Carleton Young
as Col. Jonathan Miles
Basil Ruysdael
as Boys School Commandant
Ken Curtis
as Wilkie
O.Z. Whitehead
as Hoppy Hopkins
Judson Pratt
as Sgt. Maj. Kirby
Denver Pyle
as Jagger Jo
Walter Reed
as Union officer
Jack Pennick
as Sgt. Maj. Mitchell
Fred Graham
as Union Scout
Chuck Hayward
as Capt. Woodward
Charles Steel
as Newton Station Bartender
Stuart Holmes
as Train Passenger
Sam Harris
as Confederate Major
Richard Cutting
as Gen. Sherman
Charles Seel
as Newton Station commander
William Forrest
as Gen. Steve Hurburt
Fred Kennedy
as Cavalryman
William Henry
as Confederate Lieutenant
Richard H. Cutting
as Gen. Sherman
William Leslie
as Major Richard Gray
Donald Foster
as Dr. Marvin
Cliff Lyons
as Sergeant
Jan Stine
as Dying Man
Dan Borzage
as Old Soldier in Line (uncredited)
Willis Bouchey
as Col. Phil Secord
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Critic Reviews for The Horse Soldiers

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Audience Reviews for The Horse Soldiers

Not one of the essential Ford/Wayne westerns but nevertheless a strong film. Wayne and Holden are great and Ford's vivid visual style is striking.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

½

Another fantastic Wayne/Ford classic. The Searchers seems to have a lot in common with this film as far as themes and actors, so it tends to remind me of it a lot at times.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

½

This John Ford's frontier actioner packed with laughter, romance and thrills. Based on a true incident during the Civil War, this is a minor, but enjoyable. John Wayne and William Holden play well-matched adversaries.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

The John Ford/John Wayne partnership is probably the most reliable in the history of the western, although it can seem a little difficult to tell some of them apart. Stoic union colonel Wayne is joined by humanitarian doctor William Holden and a captive southern belle for a typically solid and entertaining civil war adventure. Quality stuff, but it won't win over non-western fans.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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