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Little Big Horn (1951)

 -  Western  -  15 June 1951 (USA)
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A small band of cavalry attempt to warn Custer of an impending massacre. Friction develops when commander of the patrol suspects his subordinate of having an affair with his wife.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Phillip Donlin
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Lt. John Haywood
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Celie Donlin
Reed Hadley ...
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Cpl. Doan Moylan
Wally Cassell ...
Pvt. Danny Zecca
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Pvt. Al DeWalt
King Donovan ...
Pvt. James Corbo
Richard Emory ...
Pvt. Mitch Shovels
John Pickard ...
Sgt. Vet McCloud
Robert Sherwood ...
Pvt. David Mason
Sheb Wooley ...
Quince
Larry Stewart ...
Bugler Stevie Williams
Rodd Redwing ...
Cpl. Arika (as Rod Redwing)
Dick Paxton ...
Pvt. Ralph Hall (as Richard Paxton)
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A small band of cavalry attempt to warn Custer of an impending massacre. Friction develops when commander of the patrol suspects his subordinate of having an affair with his wife.

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Fifty painted Sioux to every one of their GALLANT few! See more »

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Western

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15 June 1951 (USA)  »

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$183,849 (estimated)
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Goofs

In the scene where Corbo and Hofstetter run into the Sioux horse herd, firing their pistols into the air to scare them off, it's obvious that Corbo's pistol accidentally discharges while he's still holding it at his side, pointed toward the ground - you can see the muzzle flash but no shot is heard. A few seconds later, after he raises his pistol into the air and fires off another shot, you can see the muzzle flash AND hear the sound of the pistol going off. See more »

Quotes

Moylan: Why does anyone have to ride point?
Haywood: The Army works on the principle that it's better to sacrifice a few to many. It's hard to be one of those "few."
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Remade as Desert Hell (1958) See more »

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Grim story of small band of cavalry trying to warn Custer
8 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the finest film to come from 'quickie' producer Lippert, this grim story of a band of calvary attempting to warn Custer holds up well after almost 50 years. Outstanding performances by a great supporting cast over-shadow what must have been a miniscule budget. Although the film claims to be based on a true incident, the curator of the Custer Battlefield Monument denies such an occurrence. Nonetheless, if you can find this one on video(not likely)or on the late show, it is well worth while.


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