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7th Cavalry (1956)

 -  Western  -  December 1956 (USA)
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An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.

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Capt. Tom Benson
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Martha Kellogg
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Sgt. Bates
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Sgt. Kruger
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Charlotte Reynolds
Leo Gordon ...
Vogel
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Dixon
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Cpl. Morrison
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Lt. Bob Fitch
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Pat Hogan ...
Young Hawk
Russell Hicks ...
Col. Kellogg
Peter Ortiz ...
Pollock
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Returning to Fort Lincoln, Captain Benson learns of Custer's defeat at the Little Big Horn. At the inquiry as Custer's Officers blame Custer for the defeat, Benson tries to defend him. But Benson was suspiciously absent at the time of the battle and is now despised by the troops. So when an order to retrieve the bodies from the battlefield arrives, Benson volunteers for the dangerous mission of returning back into Indian territory. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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CHARGING THE BATTLE LINES OF THE SIOUX AND THE CHEYENNES! (original print ad - all caps)

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Western

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December 1956 (USA)  »

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Return to Custer  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

At abt. 44m.,Scott knocks an Indian from his horse. As they are rolling on the ground, he (the stuntman) has his hat on securely. In the following action, he is hatless. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Capt. Tom Benson: We'll be able to see the fort from the top of the next rise.
[Tom and Martha ride a little farther]
Capt. Tom Benson: There she is - Fort Lincoln, the base of the finest cavalry regiment in the country - and our home.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: Capt. Benson was returning with his future bride, to his post commanded by the gallant Indian fighter Colonel Custer, who had prepared the famous 7th for all out war with the Sioux. See more »

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History for kindergartners
13 June 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Yes, I know the disclaimer in the opening credits says there is no relationship between the film characters and events and real persons and events, but I think such disclaimers in films that obviously portray real persons are a cheap cop-out.

This screenplay is so badly written it should be in the comedy genre. We begin by transplanting the northern plains to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where we find Ft. Lincoln about a day's ride from the Little Big Horn battle site.

As was the cavalry custom back then, forts are left almost entirely deserted when the troops go into the field. When Capt. Benson enters the fort, he finds Capt. Reynold's widow, who apparently read the Indians' wire report on the teletype immediately after the battle, for she knew all the details even before the surviving cavalry returned from the battlefield.

The returning survivors include Harry Carey, Jr. playing bugler John Martin, who in reality was immigrant Giovanni Martini, who the real Capt. Benteen complained could barely speak English.

For the sake of the film, the battle inquiry takes place a couple of days afterward rather than the several years in real life. Benson volunteers to lead the burial detail after the inquiry. On the ride to the battlefield he engages in hand-to-hand combat with a white man dressed as an Indian. You see, the Indians decided they enjoyed the Sierra Nevada, er, the Big Horn area and wanted to stay. Surely the U.S Army would leave them in peace now that they had massacred several companies of cavalry. (In reality they fled post-haste.)

Upon arriving at the battlefield, instead of finding naked and mutilated bodies as at the real battle site, Benson finds the Indians have thoughtfully prepared a Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Sorry, I just can't go on further.


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