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The Great Sioux Massacre (1965)

Approved | | Western | 1 September 1965 (USA)
A look at what happened to Custer and his troops at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Custer, an outspoken believer in fair treatment for the Indians, is ousted from his post and forced into ... See full summary »

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Caroline Reno
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A look at what happened to Custer and his troops at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Custer, an outspoken believer in fair treatment for the Indians, is ousted from his post and forced into retirement. Fueled by ambition when a senator convinces him to run for president, Custer decides to upstage General Terry at Little Big Horn. Written by Anonymous

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Blood-Vengeance Clashed With Custer's Cavalry!

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1 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Massacre at the Rosebud  »

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There was a post indicating that the battle took place in 1875, when in fact the battle occurred on June 25, 1876. See more »

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Neither Custer nor Reno had wagons with them during the final battles. The wagons were left behind so the column could travel faster. See more »

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Chronic attempt to retell Custer's Last Stand
13 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A massacre indeed. A lot of it seems to have been cannibalised from much better (and certainly bigger budget) efforts; an expert on Westerns could soon tell you exactly which ones. Joseph Cotten is supposed to be playing a drunk, but one begins to wonder where acting ended and reality started. Darren McGavin and Philip Carey (as Custer) are just awful. The Indians are strictly of the 'Carry On Cowboy' variety, and one almost wished Sid James & Charles Hawtrey to appear in order to relieve the tedium of the proceedings. Any intention of presenting the Sixties 'Red Indians' as 21st Century 'Native Americans,' and any attempt to portray Custer's complicated character, are defeated by the awful script and poor technical standards. This is not Custer's Last Stand at all, but a very lumpy custard that is impossible to swallow.


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