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One Man’s Hero is Another Man’s Traitor

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Title: One Man’s Hero is Another Man’s Traitor

Description: Today, Steve and Jacob Herr try to find something to like about the 1999 film, One Man’s Hero. This film tries to tell the story of the San Patricio Battalion. Does it succeed or is it a nightmare of history in film?

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Jacob Herr, actor and historian

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Thank you again for listening to Beyond the Big Screen podcast. We are a member of the Parthenon Podcast network. Of course, a big thanks goes out to Jacob Herr. Links to learn more about Jacob and his history themed merchandise can be found at or in the Show Notes.
In this episode, we talk about the 1999 film One Man’s Hero based on the history of the San Patricio Battalion in the Mexican American War. In the last episode, Jacob led us through the real history and background of this fascinating story. Listening to that episode only makes this one even better!
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[00:00:00] I'd like to welcome back. Jacob heard to beyond the big screen, Jacob has been on to talk about Billy, the kid and film and in history and in the last episode. So I highly suggest you go back and listen to the last episode. He gave us a ton of background and context on the San Patricio battalion from the Mexican-American war.
Today, we are going to talk about the 1990. Film one man's hero, a film that dramatizes the events of the San Patricio battalion during the, the Mexican American war. And like I said, I highly encouraged people to go back and listen to our episode on the history of the St. Patrice CEO's. Catholic deserters from the U S army to the Mexican army duri
March 17, 2022
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Steve Guerra is the host of the History of the Papacy Podcast, which began in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast which delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews.
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