Cinema: Reb Rib

Alvarez Kelly, like most pictures that prattle about cattle, leaves the customers feeling that they ought to raise a beef. But there is more than moo in this moovie. There is, for example, a galloping good story that describes with cheerful inaccuracy how in 1864 a troop of Confederate cavalry rustled about 2,500 steers from the Union forces and then sent them thundering through Grant's lines to the relief of Richmond. What's more, the story provides Director Edward Dmytryk with irresistible opportunities to plant a little poison ivy on the grave of Southern chivalry.

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