Drums in the Deep South

Here’s another old Civil War movie.  It’s the age-old story: two friends on opposite sides, with the girl in the middle.  It’s not bad.  The mountain in Georgia (“Devil’s Mountain”) looks suspiciously exactly like Devil’s Tower in Wyoming,  Imagine that.

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4 comments

  1. I remembered this one from my childhood (really liked it then), and revisited it a few years back. As you say, a little stereotypical – the confederates are portrayed as the heroically outnumbered stalwarts against the Yankee hordes. And I’m pretty sure the piano wire trick wasn’t necessary, from what I’ve read about ACW-era artillery. But yes, not bad.

  2. The lesson at the end of the movie : was the war necessary in order to unite the nation?
    I skipped over most of it. Was there any mention of slavery as a divisive issue?

  3. Dalton Markley · · Reply

    At the end of the movie, did all the confederates die or did some of them survive? This was unclear when I saw the last couple of minutes of the movie.

    1. Not sure if any got out beforehand, but I don’t think anyone who was still on the mountain survived the explosion.

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