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Custer's Last Fight (1912)





Credited cast:
... General George A. Custer
... Mrs. Custer
... Sitting Bull
... James McLaughlin
... Trooper
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Snowball ... A Horse


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Short | Western





Release Date:

4 October 1912 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Custer's Last Raid  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »


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

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The greatest Indian frontier spectacle ever shown!
28 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

The 1925 re-edited version (with new scenes, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Little Big Horn) of Custer's Last Fight, the 1912 Thomas Ince cowboy western. It was described on handbills as, "The Big, New, and Only Original Frontier Spectacle of the Celebrated Battle of Little Big Horn"; "The Battle of No Survivors"; "Educational - Every School Boy and Girl Should See It"; "A Picture All Should See - Man, Woman, and Child"; "On The Screen In Its Full Glory!"; "Supendous Colossal Gigantic"; "A picture that 'hews to the line,' letting the chips fall where they may"; "The Greatest Wild West Feature Ever Filmed"; "COMING!! The Mighty Epic Spectacle of the Old-Time West"; "Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Battle at Little Big Horn"; "The greatest Indian frontier spectacle ever shown"; "Dedicated to the Spirit of the American Pioneer"; "Famous Indian Uprising in 1876 Under the Bloodthirsty SITTING BULL"; "Taken in the Black Hills. Over a Year in the Making" starring Francis Ford, Grace Cunard and Charles K. French. In 1926 (the 50th Anniversary of the Massacre at the Little Big Horn, known as "Custer's Last Stand") , the original movie was re-cut and some new footage was shot and the movie was re-presented with new posters and lobby cards printed. The ones you see sold as art for your walls are reproductions of the 1925 re-release. There are no 1912 posters or advertising known to exist.

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