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Sitting Bull (1954)

Approved | | Western | 6 October 1954 (USA)
A cavalry officer sympathetic to the wronged Sioux fixes a meeting between Chief Sitting Bull and President Grant but a dishonest Indian Agent and a hateful General Custer test the Sioux's patience, threatening to derail the peace-talks.

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Major Robert 'Bob' Parrish
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Kathy Howell
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Gen. Wilford Howell
Joel Fluellen ...
Sam
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William Tannen ...
O'Connor
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Charles Wentworth (as Bill Hopper)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Indian Agent Webber (as Tom Brown Henry)
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Storyline

Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux tribe is forced by the Indian-hating General Custer to react with violence, resulting in the famous Last Stand at Little Bighorn. Parrish, a friend to the Sioux, tries to prevent the bloodshed, but is court- martialed for "collaborating" with the enemy. Sitting Bull, however, manages to intercede with President Grant on Parrish's behalf. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Biggest Battle That Ever Shook the West!

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6 October 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das letzte Gefecht  »

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot outside of Mexico City, and star Mary Murphy caught "Montezuma's Revenge" and was very ill throughout the six-week shoot. Most of her scenes are relatively brief, possibly because of this. See more »

Goofs

When Custer is assembling his troops consisting of a couple of hundred soldiers, you will notice, if you look close, that in several scenes the rifles that most of the troopers are carrying are BOLT ACTION Mauser rifles instead of the historically correct .45/55 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD CARBINES that were used in the actual battle. Bolt action rifles were not used by the US until about 15-20 years after the Little Big Horn fight. The United States Army didn't officially adopt a bolt action until around 1892. That rifle was the .30/40 Krag. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sitting Bull: These are the Black Hills of Dakota. The Sioux Indians named this land. It is their word for "friendly." There are seven warrior tribes in the Sioux Nation. And I have prayed the Dakota and its hills would be too rough for the white man and his plows. But, once again, the white man comes. I watch their coming with a sad heart. There are few now, but I know that many will come for they seek the white man's treasure... gold.
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Connections

Featured in Legends of the West (1992) See more »

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Great Spirit
Music and Lyrics by Max Rich
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Unreal, primitive, simplistic, almost camp movie.
31 July 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The best thing that can be said about this film is that it had good intentions. What makes of it almost a camp movie is the unreal, primitive, simplistic way that Sitting Bull, the battle of Little Big Horn, and all events related to it are presented. There are no qualms here about changing historical facts and the unreal attitudes of Major Bob Parrish (Dale Robertson) and also of Sitting Bull are very hard to accept. It was much more complex than that, as it can be seen on the most accurate film made so far about it "Son of The Morning Star". The fact that it was made on a big budget, Cinemascope, and has good battle scenes makes it easier to see. It also had the technical advice of "Iron Eyes Cody" who sure knew a lot about it, but probably kept most of it to himself.


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