The Great Sioux Massacre

  • U
  • Sidney Salkow (1965)
  • US
  • 92 min
The Great Sioux Massacre
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Sidney Salkow directs this virtual remake of his own Sitting Bull, made in 1954. One of the cinema's periodic examinations of Custer's Last Stand, this B-western re-creates the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn. Philip Carey plays Custer as an idealist who is initially outspoken in his defence of north American Indian rights. Later he is forced to compromise these principles in order to further his political ambitions in Washington. Michael Pate plays Sitting Bull, while Crazy Horse is portrayed by Iron Eyes Cody, who had previously played the same role in the earlier Salkow effort.

Plot Summary

Historical western starring Joseph Cotten and Philip Carey. Colonel Custer's liberal views on the treatment of native Americans bring him into conflict with powerful forces in Washington. Events climax at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Cast and crew


Major Reno
Joseph Cotten
Captain Benton
Darren McGavin
Col George Armstrong Custer
Philip Carey
Caroline Reno
Julie Sommars
Libbie Custer
Nancy Kovack
John Matthews
Sitting Bull
Michael Pate
Sen Blaine
Don Haggerty
Crazy Horse
Iron Eyes Cody


Sidney Salkow

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd