U certificateThe Horse Soldiers is a Film programme that first aired in 1959 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Horse Soldiers is a 2 star programme

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The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Directed by
John Ford

Macho western based on a true story. As Col. John Marlowe, John Wayne leads three Yankee cavalry units on a 300-mile trek to blow up a crucial rail link behind Confederate lines. The mission is made trickier when a southern belle overhears the plan.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Production Year: 1959

2/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Horse Soldiers next on TV?

It's next showing on itv4 April 1st, 4:00pm and on itv4 April 1st, 5:05pm. See more...


Image for John WayneJohn Wayne...Col. John Marlowe
William Holden...Maj. Henry 'Hank' Kendall
Constance Towers...Miss Hannah Hunter of Greenbriar
Judson Pratt...Sgt. Maj. Kirby
Hoot Gibson...Sgt. Brown
Ken Curtis...Cpl. Wilkie
Willis Bouchey...Col. Phil Secord
Bing Russell...Yankee Soldier Amputee
O.Z. Whitehead...Otis 'Hoppy' Hopkins
Hank Worden...Deacon Clump
Chuck Hayward...Union captain
Denver Pyle...Jackie Jo
Strother Martin...Virgil
Basil Ruysdael...The Reverend
Carleton Young...Col. Jonathan Miles CSA
William Leslie...Maj. Richard Gray
William Henry...Confederate lieutenant
Walter Reed...Union officer
Anna Lee...Mrs. Buford
William Forrest...General Steve Hurlbut