In the midst of the Civil War, a ragtag band of West Texas boys set out to join the Confederate army. Led by the fearless, steadfast Buck Burnett (Caan), the Concho County Comanches ride to Shiloh with an unshakable belief in their mission. But as they experience the horrors of life in the Deep South first-hand – and find their lives at risk before the fighting’s even started – the gang worries if their faith in the Confederate cause might be misplaced.
Released in 1968, just as apprehension about the Vietnam War began to crystallize, Journey to Shiloh is a compelling coming-of-age tale about brotherhood, loyalty, and conviction, with strong parallels to the burgeoning anti-war sentiment of the 1960s and 70s.
As bullets fly, blood spills, and bonds forge, the Comanches learn what it means to put their lives on the line for a shaky cause – and by the time you reach the film’s heart-stopping finale, you will too.