Discussion Can We Make a List of All of the Civil War Movies?

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therockdgs

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Well, here's a list for you. Dan Korn/Society of Civil War Enthusiasts

Before 1920

1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s and 1990s Ted Turner was directly involved in a good deal of these movies, including Gettysburg and Gods & Generals, but we all probably knew that.
 

LittleMac

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-There's a really bizarre Spaghetti Western set in New Mexico involving gold, Gatling guns, and the inevitable appearance of General Sibley (he always seems to show up in Civil-War-era movies set in the West... I guess just to remind people there's a war going on!). The movie starts out with most of the main characters as Confederate soldiers, but they desert and hijack some gold-related business dealings between the North and the South. It's more of a setting than a focus of the plot, but still takes place in the time. It's called "Red Blood, Yellow Gold" in English, and, in Italian, it's called "Professionisti per un massacro."

-I haven't seen the movie, but "In the Electric Mist" is a crime thriller about a detective who keeps having flashbacks to John Bell Hood and his men while he investigates killings in his Louisiana parish... while a Civil War movie is being filmed in the area!

-Again, haven't seen this one, but "War Flowers" seems to be the old soldier-falls-in-love-with-nurse-type routine, based on the reviews on Amazon Prime.

-Do we count "Little Women" in any of its many iterations?

-Also, wasn't the protagonist of the tv show "The Virginian" a former Confederate solider?

-"Mercy Street" is a PBS tv drama that takes place in a Virginian hospital during the outset of the war.

-And, as an upcoming movie, "Antebellum" seems to fit in nicely!
 
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Polloco

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The western "Vera Cruz", with Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster,has some Civil War ties in it. Cooper's character Ben Trane is an ex-Colonel From Louisiana.
 
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damYankee

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Lucas McCain in The Rifleman was a veteran of the CW, and in some episodes there were many references to him being at Shiloh.
 

damYankee

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According to the Wikipedia page on The Rifleman, Lucas McCain served in the 11th Indiana Infantry (Lew Wallace Zouave's ) and was promoted to Lt. after the Battle of Five Forks.
 
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Polloco

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The was a good edition of the Rifleman with Royal Dano playing an old Reb who wanted to kill General Sheridan. Don't recall who this actor was but whoever played Sheridan did a pretty good job.
 
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Peter Stines

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You got to place "General Spanky" on that list.The little rascals weren't the only ones, didn't the Three Stooges also have a short film about the Civil War?
They did. Moe and Larry joined the Union and Curley the Confederates. He dressed up in drag to smuggle some papers out. He had to "dance" for some officers and when his skirt fell down the game was up and he was captured. Moe and Larry were supposed to execute him. Larry told Moe to pull the bullets out the cartridges (trap-doors) but they ended up with the wrong rifles. Won't tell you how it ended but it was still a chuckle fest.
 

Polloco

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Just re-found my Christmas DVDs behind the couch. "War Flowers" with Christina Ricci and Tom Berenger was one of them. Another was a double disc with Gore Vidal's Lincoln and Surrender at Appomattox with Larry Lewman as Grant and Michael Fairman as Lee.
 
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