In 1868, after the Civil War, Custer takes charge of a mix of ex-Confederates and criminals, the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays, Kansas. His boss General Terry doesn't like his methods ... See full summary »
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Wayne Maunder ...
 Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer (17 episodes, 1967)
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 California Joe Milner (17 episodes, 1967)
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 Gen. Alfred Terry / ... (17 episodes, 1967)
Peter Palmer ...
 Sgt. James Bustard (17 episodes, 1967)
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 Crazy Horse (16 episodes, 1967)
Hick Hill ...
 Trooper Rio (12 episodes, 1967)
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 Captain Myles Keogh / ... (7 episodes, 1967)
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In 1868, after the Civil War, Custer takes charge of a mix of ex-Confederates and criminals, the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays, Kansas. His boss General Terry doesn't like his methods or his long blond hair, but he manages to keep fighting the Sioux (the series ends the year before the Little Big Horn). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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6 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Crazy Credits

"Tonight's episode has been a fictional drama." This disclaimer is mentioned verbally in the first 5 episodes. Starting with episode 6 ("War Lance and Saber") the disclaimer is listed as the final title card during the show's closing credits. See more »

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Edited into Crazy Horse and Custer: The Untold Story (1990) See more »

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Excellent Show-Well Cast-Great Guest Stars
2 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Fully disagree with the bad reviews. This show was ahead of its time and was canceled (for the at the time) violence shown. The casting was good and with the great guest stars was not second rate. The show lacked historical accuracy (but not authenticity). The show was canceled not because of ratings but the studio concerns over the so called violent combat shown. I have all 16 episodes and the pilot and this show was underrated as was the other "Monroes" western at the time. Highly recommend for Western fans and for those who can appreciate the production values of the time (60's). Check out the episode featuring "Kirby" from Combat. Intense acting and well scripted drama. Maunder actually plays a smart and responsible Custer and not the foolhardy Custer of real life.


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