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@fewvisiblescars I took away the opposite. It seems like Ford is criticizing history’s tendency to glorify the commanders and turn a blind eye to their stupidity, ignorance and bigotry, when the real heroes were the common soldiers doing their duty.
Sorry, I just don't get it.. a glorification of stupidity, ignorance and bigotry? A film where the John Wayne character - in comparison- comes out as the reasonable one?
Quality scenery as you would expect from a John Ford picture, but the acting, dialog and poor casting choices really hold it down.
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