The Horse Soldiers

The Horse Soldiers

By John Ford

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 1959-07-04
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: John Ford
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 222 Ratings


Based on an actual Civil War incident, The Horse Soldiers tells the rousing tale of a troop of Union soldiers who force 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 forced to accompany the Union raiders on perhaps the most harrowing mission in the war.




  • Amazing

    By Carpediem-USA
    I love that movie. Can’t remember how many times I watched it.
  • The wonder of a young boy.

    By fastfred1
    I was in this movie. A Cadet of Chamberlin Hunt Military Academy along with Jefferson military Academy. Charged down the hill after firing a couple round’s of power. I was the drummer next to the Boy who was pulled out of formation, he was spanked. What a thrill sitting around talking with the Duke and all the old timers. Lasted 2 weeks filming in Natchez Miss. What a way to get out of class. I’m 72 now but it’s all fresh in my mind.
  • John Ford Calvary

    By Frank C 66554321.
    Good Civil War film that depicts both sides well. John Ford is the only director that could handle the subject manner of this film and shoot in in such a way to enhance both the story and the characters. WIlliam Holden the nobel doctor and John Wayne is the nobel solder, both doing as they seem necessary to their profession, no matter the consequences.
  • The horse soldiers

    By vvivien2
    Quite simply a magnificent film. John Wayne deserving of an Oscar for his part. A great story and even better soundtrack.
  • The Horse Soldiers

    By lolas12
    Love this movie! But why can't we buy Stalag 17??? That's a great movie!!
  • Horse Soldiers

    By @&$)(;:-12356789
    A fitting tribute to life in the Calvary. One of the best films ever
  • Bonnie Blue Flag

    By Follow me boys!
    When the confederate boys come out of that academy with that band, they play the most wonderful music known to man
  • Great Movies also have big errors

    By Ontoson
    Love this Movie, but in the very beginning of the Trailer, there is a major error: The Confederate Cavalry singing that great song of the rights of the South, would not be carrying an American flag--particulary one which looks like it has 48 states--the contemporary one when the movie was made. Having southern cavalry in the Civil War carrying a US flag (of any age) is a major flub.
  • Wayne is awesome

    By Rock FREEk
    John Wayne is the man. I even have a friggin coffee mug
  • Another Great Film

    By klacava
    I loved this film. Wayne is again doing what he does best being himself.