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Custer's Last Fight (1912)

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Credited cast:
Francis Ford ... General George A. Custer
Grace Cunard ... Mrs. Custer
William Eagle Shirt ... Sitting Bull
J. Barney Sherry ... James McLaughlin
Art Acord ... Trooper
Ann Little
Lillian Christy
Charles K. French
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Snowball Snowball ... A Horse
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The 1925 version has more scenes of plot development and different inter titles, but the two films are the same. The print of this version is incomplete; it ends in the middle of the great battle. See more »

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Featured in Omnibus: John Ford: Part One (1992) See more »

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Fascinating!
26 March 2007 | by JoshsDadSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film when I recently viewed it on DVD. Good production values and an easy to follow narrative make this a satisfying way to spend your time. The views re Indians/settlers may be a trifle simplistic but at least Custer is not portrayed as a murdering bastard. Most films about Custer make this error. It is fascinating to see these famous events portrayed a mere 36yrs after they actually happened. The myths of The West are already in place and are still being rolled out even today ... 95 yrs later. Let's hope it is not another 95yrs before someone has the guts to make a 'real' film about Custer, one that portrays the Civil War hero and not just the defeated soldier of Little Big Horn.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Custer's Last Raid See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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