Directed by: John Ford
Starring: Constance Towers, John Wayne, Judson Pratt, William Holden
Genres: Adventure, War, Western
Revealing mistake: In the scene where the soldier has to have his leg amputated, when a soldier steps over him, he accidentally hits the knife, which bends, revealing it's a rubber prop.
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Col. John Marlowe: Kirby, you tangle with me, I'll have your hide.Sgt. Maj. Kirby: You're welcome to that too sir, if it's in the line of duty.
When Colonel Marlowe blows the bridge near the end of the film, a pair of spectacular explosions ensue, tossing planks and beams into the air. However, as Hannah Hunter gazes at his retreating form, the bridge is still intact.
This movie is based (loosely of course) on an actual Civil War raid led by Colonel Benjamin Grierson. See: "Grierson's Raid: A Cavalry Adventure of the Civil War" by Dee Brown.