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Little Big Man (1970)

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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Merriweather
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Aimée Eccles ...
Sunshine (as Amy Eccles)
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Olga Crabb
Carole Androsky ...
Caroline Crabb (as Carol Androsky)
Robert Little Star ...
Little Horse
Cal Bellini ...
Younger Bear
Ruben Moreno ...
Shadow That Comes in Sight
Steve Shemayne ...
Burns Red in the Sun
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Historian
James Anderson ...
Sergeant
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Storyline

Jack Crabb is 121 years old as the film begins. A collector of oral histories asks him about his past. He recounts being captured and raised by indians, becoming a gunslinger, marrying an indian, watching her killed by General George Armstrong Custer, and becoming a scout for him at Little Big Horn. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Either The Most Neglected Hero In History Or A Liar Of Insane Proportion! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pequeño gran hombre  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,116,581 (Sweden)
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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the few two-and-a-half hour films of that era to not be shown with an intermission. See more »

Goofs

When Jack first sees Mr. Merriweather, Merriweather is using a bass drum pedal. The first bass drum pedal was not patented until 1909 by William F. Ludwig. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Crabb: I am, beyond a doubt, the last of the old-timers. My name is Jack Crabb. And I am the sole white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn, uh, uh, popularly known as Custer's Last Stand.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Hard (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Shall We Gather at the River?
(1864) (uncredited)
Written by Robert Lowry
Sung a cappella by Faye Dunaway
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My favorite movie.
16 December 2000 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

The story of Jack Crabb, "last of the old timers" is the funniest, most moving, and enlightening history lessons you'll ever experience. This is a beautiful, sometimes tragic story of the west as told by Little Big Man, who managed to see some of the most important moments in America's history, most notably Custer's Last Stand. Dustin Hoffman gives his best performance. Chief Dan George as his grandfather will make you cry. And Richard Mulligan pulls off an incredible performance as General Custer.

The book is often taught in High School; I hope teachers also show the film because it is a rare example of a movie doing a classic justice.


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