Constance Towers, John Wayne, and William Holden in The Horse Soldiers
When John Ford and John Wayne got together, magic happened. Add in William Holden and Constance Towers and things are even more magical. The Horse Soldiers (1959) was John Ford’s only film that took place during the Civil War (although he did direct a segment of How the West Was Won (1962) that was set during the Civil War.)
I love historical dramas – one of the reasons, I suppose, is the fact that I’m a history buff. Another reason is the wonderful costumes and sets. The costumes from The Horse Soldiers certainly do not disappoint, especially when it comes to the ridiculously beautiful, graceful, and regal Constance Towers. Seriously, every time I see this actress from her films or television roles, I always think the same thing… “She HAS to be descended from royalty!”
I hate that today’s picture of the day doesn’t show her beautiful face more clearly. I have no idea why she’s so smoky. I tried putting a few effects on the photo to make the fogginess go away, but only made it worse, so I reverted back to the image you see. If I ever find a better version, I will come back and add it.
You can find The Horse Soldiers on Amazon.