Friday, July 3, 2009

The Howards of Virginia

Several months back, I mentioned the movie The Howards of Virginia as one of the few to deal with the Revolutionary War. TCM is showing a bunch of movies dealing with the American Revolution on the morning and early afternoon of the Fourth of July. The Howards of Virginia is among them, airing at 10:00 AM ET on July 4. It stars Cary Grant as a colonist who'd rather work his farm in western Virgina than get mixed up with politics, except that there's that pesky little war of independence. Grant is rather hilariously miscast here; despite how good he was as an actor, period pieces weren't for him. Just look at that ghastly hair and buckskin outfit. Yikes.

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