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Custer of the West

Custer of the West

Robert Siodmak (1967)

135min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Intended as an epic spectacle, this became a miscasting mistake. British star Robert Shaw, as the native American-bashing general, is at odds with both accent and character, and the great film noir director Robert Siodmak - Phantom Lady, The Killers - has to make do with an inferior script that mixes fact with fiction. There are some fine battle sequences, though, and Custer's "Last Stand" makes a poignant finale, while Robert Ryan as an army deserter brands the screen with white-hot style.

Summary

Historical biopic based on the life of the American cavalry commander who achieved military success during the Civil War, and was sent to seize land for the US government, ultimately meeting his end at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Starring Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Jeffrey Hunter, Ty Hardin and Lawrence Tierney.

Cast & Crew

General George Custer Robert Shaw
Elizabeth Custer Mary Ure
Lieutenant Benteen Jeffrey Hunter
Major Marcus Reno Ty Hardin
Sergeant Mulligan Robert Ryan
Lieutenant Howells Charles Stalnaker
Sergeant Buckley Robert Hall
General Philip Sheridan Lawrence Tierney
Chief Dull Knife Kieron Moore
Goldminer Marc Lawrence (1)
Director Robert Siodmak
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Cinerama Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

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