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Director:
Writers:
Wally Kline (original screenplay) and
Æneas MacKenzie (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 January 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The heroic saga of Custer's Last Stand! See more »
Plot:
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Entertaining Non-History See more (102 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Errol Flynn ... George Armstrong Custer

Olivia de Havilland ... Elizabeth Bacon

Arthur Kennedy ... Ned Sharp

Charley Grapewin ... California Joe

Gene Lockhart ... Samuel Bacon, Esq.

Anthony Quinn ... Crazy Horse

Stanley Ridges ... Major Romulus Taipe

John Litel ... General Phil Sheridan

Walter Hampden ... William Sharp

Sydney Greenstreet ... Lt. General Winfield Scott

Regis Toomey ... Fitzhugh Lee

Hattie McDaniel ... Callie
G.P. Huntley ... Lt. 'Queen's Own' Butler (as George P. Huntley Jr.)

Frank Wilcox ... Captain Webb

Joe Sawyer ... Sergeant Doolittle (as Joseph Sawyer)

Minor Watson ... Senator Smith
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie Acuff ... Cpl. Smith (uncredited)
Tod Andrews ... Cadet Brown (uncredited)
Cyril Archambault ... Lakota Sioux Warrior (uncredited)

Irving Bacon ... Uniform Salesman (uncredited)

Walter Baldwin ... Settler (uncredited)

Roy Barcroft ... Officer (uncredited)

Hank Bell ... 1st Michigan Officer (uncredited)

Brooks Benedict ... Well-Wisher (uncredited)

Edward Biby ... Military Officer (uncredited)

Hobart Bosworth ... Mr. Cartwright (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Trooper (uncredited)

Truman Bradley ... 7th Michigan officer (uncredited)
Moses Brave ... Lakota Sioux Warrior (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac ... Woman (uncredited)

Walter Brooke ... Cadet Rosser (uncredited)
Jack Budlong ... Cavalryman (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Sentry (uncredited)
Spencer Charters ... Station Master (uncredited)
Leo Chasing Hawk ... Chief of Indian Scouts (uncredited)

G. Pat Collins ... Corporal (uncredited)

Clancy Cooper ... Train Conductor (uncredited)

Tex Cooper ... Trooper (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Trooper (uncredited)

Joseph Crehan ... President Ulysses S. Grant (uncredited)

Wade Crosby ... Ft. Lincoln Bartender (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Barfly (uncredited)

Steve Darrell ... Officer (uncredited)
Andrew DeRockbraine ... Crazy Horse Rescuer (uncredited)

Joe Devlin ... Joe (uncredited)
Moses Dog ... Lakota Sioux Warrior (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Capt. Riley (uncredited)
Alvin Elk Nation ... Oglala Chief (uncredited)
Amos Elk Nation ... Blackfeet Chief (uncredited)

Martin Faust ... Officer (uncredited)

Frank Ferguson ... Grant's Secretary (uncredited)

Francis Ford ... Veteran (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Adjutant (uncredited)
Dick French ... Officer (uncredited)
Alberta Gary ... Jane (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ... Trooper (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Adjutant (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Black Servant (uncredited)
Michael Grey Eagle ... Lakota Sioux Warrior (uncredited)
Raymond Hairy Chin ... Lakota Sioux Warrior (uncredited)

John Hamilton ... Colonel (uncredited)

Chick Hannan ... Trooper (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Weldon Heyburn ... Staff Officer (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Newsman (uncredited)

Russell Hicks ... Colonel of 1st Michigan (uncredited)
Max Hoffman Jr. ... Sergeant Reading Telegraph Copy (uncredited)

Edna Holland ... Nurse (uncredited)

William Hopper ... Lt. Frazier (uncredited)
Joseph Fast Horse Sr. ... Sioux Chief (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... 7th Cavalry Trooper (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Capt. McCook (uncredited)
Annabelle Jones ... Bacon's Maid #2 (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Congressman (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Ft. Lincoln Bartender (uncredited)
Joe King ... Chairman of Hearing (uncredited)

Paul Kruger ... Officer (uncredited)

Harry Lewis ... Youth (uncredited)

Vera Lewis ... Head Nurse (uncredited)

Arthur Loft ... Tillaman (uncredited)

Ian MacDonald ... Soldier (uncredited)

Eric Mayne ... Congressman (uncredited)

Frank Mayo ... Orderly (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Waiter Serving Custer (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Cpl. Jones (uncredited)

Robert Milasch ... Townsman (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Barfly (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ... Barfly (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
George Murphy ... Cavalryman (uncredited)

Richard Neill ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Anna Q. Nilsson ... Mrs. Taipe (uncredited)

Frank Orth ... Barfly (uncredited)

Eddie Parker ... Sentry (uncredited)

Tex Parker ... Soldier (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Officer (uncredited)

Aileen Pringle ... Mrs. Sharp (uncredited)
Jack Red Bear ... Shosone Chief (uncredited)
George Reed ... Charles (uncredited)

Renie Riano ... Nurse (uncredited)

Addison Richards ... Adjutant (uncredited)
John Ridgely ... 2nd Lt. Davis (uncredited)

Virginia Sale ... Nurse (uncredited)
Robert Schoenhut Sr. ... Sioux Warrior (uncredited)

James Seay ... Lt. Walsh (uncredited)
Frank Shooter ... Lakota Sioux Warrior (uncredited)
Garland Smith ... Officer (uncredited)

Hugh Sothern ... Maj. Smith (uncredited)

Harry Strang ... Orderly (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Barfly (uncredited)

Jim Thorpe ... Indian (uncredited)

Minerva Urecal ... Nurse (uncredited)
William Village Center ... Mniconjou Chief (uncredited)

Dick Wessel ... SSgt. Brown (uncredited)
Joshua White Shield ... Cheyenne Chief (uncredited)

Gig Young ... Lt. Roberts (uncredited)
Francis Zahn ... Sans Arc Chief (uncredited)
Louis Zamperini ... Soldier (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Colonel of 5th Michigan (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
 
Writing credits
Wally Kline (original screenplay) and
Æneas MacKenzie (original screenplay)

Lenore J. Coffee  additional dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert Fellows .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Holmes (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
John Hughes 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Charles Gorman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ward Hamilton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bill Phillips .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Archer .... second assistant director (uncredited)
B. Reeves Eason .... second unit director (uncredited)
Arthur Lueker .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robey Cooper .... assistant props (uncredited)
Eddie Edwards .... props (uncredited)
Budd Friend .... assistant props (uncredited)
William Wallace .... assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dolph Thomas .... sound
Everett A. Hughes .... cable person (uncredited)
Ned O. Nair .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dick H. Williams .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
George Barrows .... stunts (uncredited)
Jane Bill .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jack Budlong .... stunts (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Iron Eyes Cody .... stunts (uncredited)
Bruce Gailbraith .... stunt double (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Hill .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hoffman .... stunt double (uncredited)
Herbert Holcombe .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunt double: Anthony Quinn (uncredited)
Leo J. McMahon .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Mead .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Moore .... stunts (uncredited)
George Murphy .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles .... stunt double: Errol Flynn (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Yrigoyen .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Classen .... grip (uncredited)
Benny Cohan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Mickey Moran .... best boy (uncredited)
Fred Morgan .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ralph Owen .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathrin Grams .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Dick Moder .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Don Siegel .... montage (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Edward A. Blatt .... dialogue director (as Eddie Blatt)
J.G. Taylor .... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. J.G. Taylor Retired U.S. Army)
Jane Bill .... double (uncredited)
Eugene Busch .... script clerk (uncredited)
Bruce Gailbraith .... double (uncredited)
John Hoffman .... double (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... double (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
DistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

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Runtime:
140 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-8 (1965) | Finland:S (1943) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1947) | Norway:16 (1947) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (Certificate No 7505) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to "The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats", three men were killed during the cavalry charge scene. Bill Mead's horse tripped while riding alongside Errol Flynn. As he was going down, the stuntman had the presence of mind to throw his sword forward to avoid it, but bad luck caused the hilt to get stuck in the ground and Mead fell on it, impaling himself.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Phil Sheridan was not Commandant of West Point during Custer's time there as portrayed in the film. In fact, he was only nine years older than Custer and, having graduated from West Point in 1853, was only a First Lieutenant at the outbreak of the Civil War, not a Colonel.See more »
Quotes:
George Armstrong Custer:Walking through life with you, ma'am, has been a very gracious thing.See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining Non-History, 18 July 2002
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

As long as you don't expect to see much actual history, this is an entertaining movie with plenty of action and an Errol Flynn performance that gives his fans everything they could ask for. It covers the life of a character named George Armstrong Custer, whose experiences every so often have some vague similarities with a historical figure of the same name. That is to say, there wasn't much of an effort to make it historically accurate, but they did make it quite enjoyable to watch. And as far as the rampant fabrications go, a light-hearted movie like this is far less likely to create a wrong impression than are today's pseudo-historical movies that take themselves too seriously in pushing some pet theory of the film-makers.

Flynn certainly is well cast as Custer, a role that gives him a chance to do whatever comes naturally to him without placing any constraints on his energy and charisma. The supporting cast is good, too, with Sydney Greenstreet being quite entertaining as the old war-horse Winfield Scott, plus Flynn favorite Olivia de Havilland and others. Things move along at a good pace, and though it may be a little too long, there is usually more than enough going on to hold your attention. It works well as long as you don't take any of it seriously.

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