This is one of those films from the early 70's that fell through the cracks. Nobody seems to have heard of it. Admittedly the title is probably the problem. Nobody knows that anachronistic word anymore.
But since the film is a period piece set during the civil war the title fits perfectly. Clint Eastwood is the protagonist , a wounded Yankee who is taken in by the enemy. Pun intended. It's a "school for young ladies", and since they are Christian women they decide they must bring him round to a healthy recovery before they turn him over to the Rebel forces. Unfortunately things don't go quite as planned. Hormones rage, jealousies arise, and there are some assorted sexual undercurrents. It does not turn out well for some.Eastwood is fine in this passive role, and still looks great! But the real acting trophies go to Geraldine Page chewing the scenery in a reserved fashion-(if that's possible?), at every turn! Elizabeth Hartmann is frail, lovely and heartbreaking in her performance as she falls for Private McVey. The title sequence is quite unique with the haunting theme's underscore.