Thanks for letting me take part Michael!
Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Feb 2020)
Brief Synopsis – In the final days of the Civil War, a group of Southern prisoners escape from a prison camp and are pursued by their Northern captors with neither side realizing that the war has ended.
My Take on it – This is a film that I chose for this blogathon solely due to the fact that it features Harrison Ford’s very first film role.
The premise sounded quite interesting and being a fan of both Glenn Ford and George Hamilton, I had expected this to be much more engaging than it really ends up being.
The story that they try to show here is an intriguing one and the idea of showing how much hatred had amassed between the North and the South over only 4 years of war is astounding.
We can feel the hatred between the characters and that is why they are so adamant to stop the other at all costs.
Their drive of hatred seems insatiable throughout.
Unfortunately, the characters themselves aren’t developed well enough and it’s quite difficult to care about what wil happen to any of them regardless of the color of their uniform.
Harrison Ford’s role is a small and quick one and if you blink you might miss it.
Regardless, it’s still fun seeing him pop up in such a role even for such a short time.
Bottom Line – The story is actually a very interesting one because it tries to show the hatred between the Northerners and Southerners and how things really got out of hand after 4 years of war. The characters aren’t developed well enough for us to really care about them and that hurts things a bit. As a fan of Glenn Ford and George Hamilton, I had hoped that this would be a more engaging film than it really is. Harrison Ford’s role is one that you might miss if you blink, but it’s still fun seeing him pop up here.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – First credited film role of Harrison Ford. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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