"A sabre-rattling good picture." -Los Angeles Times
John Wayne teams with William Holden and eminent western director John Ford for the frontier actioner "packed with laughter, romance and thrills" (The Hollywood Reporter)! Written by John Lee Mahin and Martin Rackin, this faithful representation of one of the most daring cavalry exploits in history is both a moving tribute to the men who fought and died in that bloody war, and a powerful, action-packed drama.
Based on an actual Civil War incident, The Horse Soldiers tells the rousing tale of a troop of Union Soldiers who their way deep into Southern territory to destroy a rebel stronghold at Newton Station. In command is hardbitten Colonel Marlowe (Wayne), a man who is strikingly contrasted by the company's gentle surgeon (Holden) and the beautiful but crafty Southern belle (Constance Towers) who's to accompany the Union raiders on perhaps the most harrowing mission in the war.