7th Cavalry

7th Cavalry

Joseph H Lewis (1956)

76min
U Certificate
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Our Score
Randolph Scott played a key role in the emergence of the psychological western in the late 1950s in films such as Ride Lonesome and The Tall T where motives mattered more than action. This disjointed picture does manage to combine excitement and emotion, as Scott seeks to disprove a charge of cowardice by leading a cavalry detail to reclaim the dead after the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The skirmishes are solidly staged by B-movie specialist Joseph H Lewis, but the film's real interest lies in the way that Scott's character comes to believe that General Custer was a blundering incompetent rather than a glorious hero.

Summary

An army officer is branded a coward for failing to fight in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and is unable to convince anyone that official business had detained him. In a bid to repair his damaged reputation, he leads a cavalry detail to retrieve the dead from the battlefield. Western, starring Randolph Scott, Jay C Flippen and Jeanette Nolan.

Cast & Crew

Captain Tom Benson Randolph Scott
Martha Kellogg Barbara Hale
Sergeant Bates Jay C Flippen
Mrs Reynolds Jeanette Nolan
Krugger Frank Faylen
Vogel Leo Gordon
Dixon Denver Pyle
Corporal Morrison Harry Carey Jr
Captain Benteen Michael Pate
Lieutenant Bob Fitch Donald Curtis
Director Joseph H Lewis
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd Available on: Available on DVD

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