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Little Big Man ()


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

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Jack Crabb
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Mrs. Pendrake
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Old Lodge Skins
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Llardyce T. Merriweather
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Gen. George Armstrong Custer
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Wild Bill Hickok
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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
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Sergeant
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Lieutenant (as Jess Vint)
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Major
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Rev. Silas Pendrake
Philip Kenneally ...
Mr. Kane - Drugstore Proprietor
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Captain
Ray Dimas ...
Young Jack Crabb
Alan Howard ...
Adolescent Jack Crabb
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Card Player with Full House
Steve Miranda ...
Younger Bear as a Youth
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Deacon
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Shotgun Guard
Emily Cho ...
Digging Bear
Cecelia Kootenay ...
Little Elk
Linda Dyer ...
Corn Woman
Dessie Bad Bear ...
Buffalo Wallow Woman
Chief Leonard George ...
Crow Scout (as Len George)
Norman Nathan ...
Pawnee
Helen Verbit ...
Madame
Bert Conway ...
Bartender
Earl Rosell ...
Giant Trooper
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Sergeant
Bud Cokes ...
Man at Bar
Rory O'Brien ...
Assassin
Tracy Hotchner ...
Flirting Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Brodie ...
Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Mae Old Coyote ...
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Jim Dunkin ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
Les Kimber ...
Trader (uncredited)
Herbert Nelson ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Passerby (uncredited)
Douglas W. Randall ...
Town Little Boy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Arthur Penn

Written by

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Thomas Berger ... (novel)
 
Calder Willingham ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Gene Lasko ... associate producer
Stuart Millar ... producer

Music by

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John Paul Hammond ... (as John Hammond)

Cinematography by

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Harry Stradling Jr.

Film Editing by

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Dede Allen

Editorial Department

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Richard Marks ... associate editor
Stephen A. Rotter ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Gene Lasko ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Dean Tavoularis

Art Direction by

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Angelo P. Graham ... (as Angelo Graham)

Set Decoration by

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George R. Nelson

Costume Design by

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Dorothy Jeakins

Makeup Department

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Lynn Del Kail ... hair stylist
Terry Miles ... makeup artist
Dick Smith ... makeup artist: Mr. Hoffman

Production Management

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Dick Gallegly ... production manager
Les Kimber ... second unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mike Moder ... assistant director
Malcolm R. Harding ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jerry Preshaw ... second assistant director (uncredited)
David M. Robertson ... assistant director: Canada (uncredited)

Art Department

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Roger Dietz ... painter
Donald B. Nunley ... property master (as Don Nunley)
Lloyd R. Apperson ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Craig Binkley ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bud Alper ... sound
Marvin I. Kosberg ... dialogue editor
Marc Laub ... dialogue editor (as Mark M. Laub)
Al Overton Jr. ... sound
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer
James Richard ... sound effects (as James A. Richard)
Frank E. Warner ... sound effects
Walter A. Gest ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Kitty Malone ... foley artist (uncredited)
Curly Thirlwell ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Logan Frazee ... special effects

Stunts

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Hal Needham ... stunt gaffer
M. James Arnett ... stunts (uncredited)
Denny Arnold ... stunts (uncredited)
Stan Barrett ... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Burton ... stunts (uncredited)
Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Stephanie Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Finnegan ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin ... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs ... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert ... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Green ... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Hall ... stunts (uncredited)
James M. Halty ... stunts (uncredited)
Kent Hays ... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff ... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunts (uncredited)
Julie Ann Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty ... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Shannon ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Waugh ... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Wyatt ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Young ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ralph Gerling ... camera operator
Clifford Hutchison ... gaffer
Richard Craig Meinardus ... assistant camera (as Richard Meinardus)
Charles J. Renaud ... key grip (as Chas Renaud)
Mel Traxel ... still photographer
Ernst Haas ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Frank Delmar ... wardrobe
Stephanie Kline ... assistant costume designer
Ed Lossman ... costumer (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Strauss ... additional music arranger
Ted Whitfield ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Brad Thompson ... transportation

Other crew

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Charlsie Bryant ... continuity
Wayne Fitzgerald ... titles
Jerry Gatlin ... advisor: cavalry
Alvin Joseph ... consultant to producer
Kenneth Lee ... railroad wrangler (as Kenny Lee)
Jean Sharpe ... production assistant
Joe Thornton ... production assistant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Either The Most Neglected Hero In History Or A Liar Of Insane Proportion! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les extravagantes aventures d'un visage pâle (France)
  • Petit gran home (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Pequeño gran hombre (Spain)
  • To megalo anthropaki (Greece)
  • Маленька велика людина (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Dustin Hoffman was put in The Guinness Book of World Records as "Greatest Age Span Portrayed By A Movie Actor" for portraying the character of Jack Crabb from age seventeen to age one hundred twenty-one. See more »
Goofs When Jack Crabb is shown drunk during a heavy rainstorm shots alternate back and forth from being on an overcast day to being ones in bright sunshine. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Drummer (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Bringing In the Sheaves See more »
Quotes Jack Crabb: Grandfather, I have a white wife.
Old Lodge Skins: You do? That's interesting. Does she cook and does she work hard.
Jack Crabb: Yes, Grandfather.
Old Lodge Skins: That surprises me. Does she show pleasant enthusiasm when you mount her?
Jack Crabb: Well sure, Grandfather.
Old Lodge Skins: That surprises me even more. I tried one of them once, but she didn't show any enthusiasm at all.
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