The 1860's: the country is recovering from Civil War, but General George Armstrong Custer (Robert Shaw) still wants to fight. Sent into the untamed Dakota territory, Custer is publicly charged with keeping the area safe for settlers. But his true orders are quite clear: drive the Cheyenne off their reservations by any means necessary, stealing their land so gold mining and rail-road building can proceed. The Cheyenne, however, disagree with the plan. Violently. And soon the government tries to make Custer the scapegoat for failing to prevent several massacres. But Custer has a plan for his return to glory - and it's called 'Little Big Horn'.
How not to watch "Custer Of The West"
- Custer of the West review by DW
"Custer Of The West" was shot widescreen and shown in the 60's on the Cinerama Circuit.This DVD is a travesty shown 4:3 pan and scan
appaling picture quality and sound.Although not the greatest film about Custer and The Battle Of The Little Big Horn it deserves to be seen as it was shot and recorded.I will be searching the net for a pristine copy of this film.
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Poor quality version
- Custer of the West review by RA
Hadn’t noticed the other review of this film before I got the DVD. Concur, this isn’t a great version, have no idea where this cut was sourced from but they shouldn’t have bothered. To add to the earlier review which is spot on, this version also cuts off the poignant ending for no good reason. Hopefully the Blu-ray version will be added at some point.