Oh, just for the hell of it. If you like, we can discuss the accuracy of this clip in the comments section here. It might be fun! But let’s limit the discussion to the clip, please. I don’t want to rehash bad acting, bad screenwriting, bad cinematography, or the whole general badness of this film.
By the way, Ride with the Devil is on AMC tonight. I think it’s an under rated film, skillfully directed by Ang Lee with some fine, nuanced performances and beautifully filmed. In my opinion, the writers skillfully and thoughtfully handled the characterization of a free black man who fought alongside his former master, though I’m sure it angered some folks and caused quite a few knees to jerk. Here’s the raid on Lawrence (look for the Eldridge Hotel):