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7th Cavalry (1956)

Passed  -  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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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Passed | See all certifications »
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December 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seventh Cavalry  »

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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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One Good Point About The History Amongst All The Bad
25 May 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This story revolves around an officer who is accused of cowardice after the battle of Little Big Horn but it's not really a case of an erstwhile hero trying to regain his honour in a dramatic and touching way as seen in a movie like SHANE and we don't get to see large scale battle scenes like in CUSTER OF THE WEST or THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON . As it appears from reading through the comments on this page it seems the reviewers were expecting so much more from 7TH CALVARY as western fans . I guess not being a western fan I wasn't all that disappointed

There is a stand out moment which someone has picked up upon which is in relation to the battle itself and that is that the Americans were armed with single shot rifles while the Indian war party was armed with the Winchester repeating rifle . This is something that is often over looked by historians and film makers at the battle of Little Big Horn - The Indians were better armed since the American military thought a rifle that had a massive fire rate would use up far too much precious ammunition hence the blue coats didn't use the Winchester very often , contrary to what you see in paintings and films commemorating the battle


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