Cinema: Prairie Dogs

BAD COMPANY

Directed by ROBERT BENTON

Screenplay by DAVID NEWMAN and ROBERT BENTON

The glories of patriotism have never quite got through to Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), who had a brother killed at Chickamauga. Little wonder that when the Union Army passes through Greenville, Ohio, pressing unwilling recruits into service, Drew hides under a table, then speeds off to Missouri.

He gets as far as St. Joseph before throwing in with a band of rapscallions on their way West. Drew takes overbearing pride in being an upright Methodist. He struggles to stay on the straight and...

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