Allan Arkush on

The Horse Soldiers

Released 1959
Distributor United Artists

For some reason, this late John Ford cavalry picture has been relegated to the also-ran section, but it’s one of his most accomplished works. Plus it’s the one where Constance Towers leans her decollatage toward Wayne and Holden and purrs, “Would you like a leg or a breast?”

Buy the movie at:
Find out where the movie is streaming at:

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.