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)
Robert F. Simon ...
 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 western series
28 October 2006 | by (norwich, uk) – See all my reviews

I remember being enthralled by this series as a kid and was disappointed when it ended. I endeavoured later to find out about the real Custer and am now enjoying the series again on DVD. Maunder plays Custer as an efficient and rather aloof officer which indeed he was. Custer was idolised during the Civil War but was reduced to fighting a tawdry war against the Indians during the 1870s. This series portrays that part of his life. It is highly fictionalised but elements of the truth keep bursting through from time to time...the relationship with Reno, the unlikely use of 'Gary Owen' as a marching tune, reluctance to follow orders and his love/hate banter between Terry and Custer. Production values are good and the guest stars excellent. Most episodes have a real air of excitement about them and the fact that Custer's sad fate is well known adds a poignancy to the proceedings. Wayne maunder's portrayal of Custer is excellent, far from being the glory seeking buffoon of many other 'epics', he plays Custer as he probably was,an efficient cavalry officer. Give this show a look, especially if you are a western fan, and you wont be disappointed. ps - The character of 'California Joe' was a real person.


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