Custer Of The West details
|Starring:||Mary Ure, Robert Ryan, Mark Lawrence, Charles Stalmaker, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Shaw, Ty Hardin, Lawrence Tierney|
Custer Of The West
|Run time:||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Oct 2007|
Most helpful review
custers just dessertBy a customer from chester,england , 16 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]an old favourite this one.robert shaw in excellent form.mary ure providing the eye candy.an anthralling film from start to finish.we all know how it ends and this doesnot disappoint.
A more plausible view of the career of General Custer?By PeterMead (10 reviews) , 16 Feb 2012A 'warts and all' portrayal of the personality and career of Custer put into context with the politics and corruption of the period in the history of the United States following the Civil War. The film tries to portay the story of the ruthless removal of the Native Americans from their traditional lands to make way for settlers, miners and the passage of the transcontinental railroads, from the points of view of all parties involved. The army is portayed as an outnumbered tool of the politicians and speculaters. It concludes with two rather interesting theories of why Custer went ahead of the other armies sent to confront the Indians, and how his own troops arrived at the Little Big Horn. I don't know enough of the history of the period to comment on these.
A very watchable film with a seemingly plausible story line.
Not fond memoriesBy Harlemblue (12 reviews) from london , 27 Feb 2010I saw this when it came out and remembered being bored and very disappointed although I did find it hilarious that General Custard's superior appeared to be called General Sherry (I was 9). On re-viewing I am afraid this remains the only entertaining thing about a sadly mediocre effort.
another engaging oddityBy a customer from Ulverston , 10 Aug 2009memorable for many of the wrong reasons including the almost uniformly wooden acting (with the exception of Robert Ryan) and the historical howlers which make 'They Died With Their Boots On' look like a model of accuracy, this film is nonetheless worth seeing, if only for the bizarrely miscast pairing of two British actors (then married to each other) in the main roles and the crude paralells drawn with the Vietnam war which was raging at the time the film was made. The best scene for my money is almost certainly imaginary and shows Custer refusing to endorse an armoured train which is an obvious pointer to the future of war i.e. indiscriminate murder by machine.
Classic WesternBy Paul Guichard from Sothend On Sea , 13 May 2009Modern tale of the old classic story of General Custer and his 'Last Stand.' Forget Errol Flynn and his version this is by far better, even though it's not historically accurate. Still that's Hollywood for you! Definately worth viewing.
DVD would not playBy a customer from Surrey, England , 12 Jan 2007Yet another DVD not working ....... this is getting to be a habit.... grrrrrrr
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