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The Legend of Custer (1968)

| Western | 1968 (USA)
In this expanded theatrical release version of the "Custer" TV series pilot, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer has been reinstated and assigned to command the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort ... See full summary »

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General Alfred Terry
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In this expanded theatrical release version of the "Custer" TV series pilot, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer has been reinstated and assigned to command the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays. The regiment has become a ragtag outfit of thieves and ruffians and Custer must whip the soldiers into shape to fight, the Kiowa, Sioux and Blackfoot tribes who confront them. These tribes are being supplied shotguns by a white gunrunner and Custer and his men must rescue General Terry and the Fifth Cavalry Regiment from annihilation when they are ambushed and trapped by a large Kiowa war party. Written by Anonymous

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Robert F. Simon's final movie. See more »

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The closing credits lists William Mims' character as "Tymen" but his wagon has "Tyman" clearly stenciled on it. See more »

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[Custer rides into stable where a game of craps is under way]
Sergeant James Bustard: Go ahead and shoot. Go on, shoot. Shoot! Shoot!
[Game continues]
Sergeant James Bustard: Hold it! I win!
[when Bustard reaches for his winnings, Custer steps on the cash]
Custer: What is your name, Private?
Sergeant James Bustard: James Bustard.
Custer: Do you count yourself a tough man?
Sergeant James Bustard: None tougher in the Seventh or any other damned Yankee regiment, General, suh. But I'm forgettin', it isn't General anymore is it?
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Not Unwatchable, But Pretty Silly Nevertheless
6 October 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

A feature film cobbled together from episodes of the short lived "Custer" television series, The Legend Of Custer looks fantastic with great cinematography and excellent locations.

It's historically bankrupt (not just inaccurate) plot involves Custer and Crazy Horse being captured by a tribe of Blackfoot and being forced to work together to escape and survive a dangerous trek back to civilization.

Wayne Maunder looks like Custer but this doesn't capture any of the arrogance or the amorality of the man. Here he's a hard driving but just and wise.

This isn't too bad but I would definitely recommend watching Custer Of The West for a better (though also historically inaccurate) viewing experience.


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