Eight years before Custer's stand at Little Big Horn, an officer of the Seventh Cavalry was found guilty of murder, stripped of his commission, and remanded to the civil authorities. Jump ahead to the mid-1870s: a gang is robbing stages, murdering all on board, and letting Indians take the blame. Two people escape an attack, gambler Bob Tate and Karen, a teen. Tate protects Karen, leading them to safety. Not long after, the Sioux and Cheyenne prepare to attack Custer, and someone must get word to him. How does this connect to the old murder charge? Written by
Warner two-reeler has a Calvary man (Robert Shayne) framed for murder. Years later he's released and sets out for revenge about the man who framed it but he gets caught up Custer and the Little Big Horn battle. This is a pretty straight-forward and standard Western but at the same time it's very fast paced and entertaining from start to finish. A lot of the action sequences were lifted from THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON but they're edited quite well into the story here and in the end this is certainly an entertaining short as long as you don't take it too serious or try to pass it off as true history. The subplot of the man framed was an interesting story, if not that original. The way the revenge is carried out leads to some nice fist fights and I couldn't help but get caught up in all of them. The action was great even though most of it was lifted.
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