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Thread #2599   Message #319053
Posted By: DougR
14-Oct-00 - 11:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Oh Dem Golden Slippers
Subject: RE: oh dem golden slippers
A memorable scene in John Ford's movie, "Ft Apache" was the dance scene. Henry Fonda, the bitter, autocratic commander of Ft. Apache, in accordance with military custom asks the wife of the senior enlisted man, the Sgt. Major played by Ward Bond, to dance at the annual officer's and enlisted men's ball. The song they danced to: "Dem Golden Slippers" played by the regimental band.