The Great Sioux Massacre

The Great Sioux Massacre

Sidney Salkow (1965)

U Certificate


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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.


A corrupt senator coaxes Colonel Custer out of retirement with the prospect of presidential office, and the soldier tries to further his political ambitions by wresting control of the current military campaign from its commanding officer, culminating in his last stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Western, with Philip Carey, Joseph Cotten, Darren McGavin and Julie Sommars.

Cast & Crew

George Armstrong Custer Philip Carey
Maj Reno Joseph Cotten
Capt Benton Darren McGavin
Caroline Reno Julie Sommars
Libbie Custer Nancy Kovack
Sitting Bull Michael Pate
Senator Blaine Don Haggerty
Gen Terry Frank Ferguson
Director Sidney Salkow
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Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd