Randolph Scott has played a Confederate in many movies, but most of them are set west of the Mississippi. This one is not really a western at all but a Civil War drama set at a Mississippi plantation, basically Gone With the Wind in a nutshell. Though only 82 minutes in length, it takes roughly 50 minutes to get everyone off to the battlefields, leaving a half hour to wrap up the entire Civil War. Scott is a natural in the Southern gentleman role, and he delivers a very fine performance, unlike Robert Cummings, whose performance is more of a Southern caricature. Margaret Sullavan, however, does most of the heavy lifting as the love they left behind. The film largely rests on her shoulders, and she rises to the challenge. This isn't a bad film, but it's not a great one, and it can't help paling in comparison to Victor Fleming's similar but grander 1939 epic.