Custer (1967– )
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Sabers in the Sun 

Custer arrives at his new command, the 7th cavalry, to find the men dispirited and under-prepared. He clashes with his commanders over both his status and his unit, then begins the process ... See full summary »

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Custer arrives at his new command, the 7th cavalry, to find the men dispirited and under-prepared. He clashes with his commanders over both his status and his unit, then begins the process of turning the troop into an effective fighting force. Written by Chapman@yahoo.com

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6 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Custer before the Last Stand
4 May 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

CUSTER "Sabers in the Sun" 1967

CUSTER was a western series that ran for 17 episodes during the fall of 1967. The series is a highly fictional take George Armstrong Custer's various battles with the Plains Indians. Custer is played by Wayne Maunder with support from Slim Pickens, Peter Palmer, Robert F Simon, Grant Woods and Michael Dante.

This episode is the first of the series. Custer has been assigned to command the 7th Cavalry at a fort in Kansas. He finds the unit to be a poorly disciplined bunch with poor morale. Area commander, Robert Simon, uses the men of the 7th for the digging of latrines and the like.

Maunder soon has the men training at combat roles during any free time. The training soon pays off when Custer and his men are called upon to rescue Simon and his troops from a large party of Kiowa. Simon and his men had been ambushed in a canyon by the heavily armed warriors.

Of course there is the dastardly gun runner type, William Mims, who has supplied the Kiowa with the latest in firearms. Helping out the Kiowa for some reason, is the Lakota leader, Crazy Horse, played by Michael Dante.

The episode was directed by actor, Sam Wannamaker. While there is plenty of action and the like, any suspense is lost because we all know what would become of Custer.

Slim Pickens is quite good as the Army Scout and Dante makes for a most striking warrior.


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