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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?”

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.