Custer of the West

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Siodmak's penultimate movie which, as an epic Cinerama Western lumbered with the need for irrelevant spectacle, manages to be far less affecting than his less expensive noir thrillers of the '40s. Nevertheless, it's an ambitious and occasionally stylish work, expertly crafted but let down by a script which doesn't quite decide what angle to take on its controversial protagonist. Shaw's erratic American accent doesn't help either, though some of the supporting performances (Ryan especially) are very watchable.

Release details

Duration: 146 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Siodmak
Screenwriter: Bernard Gordon, Julian Halevy Julian Zimet
Cast: Robert Shaw
Mary Ure
Jeffrey Hunter
Ty Hardin
Robert Ryan
Lawrence Tierney
Kieron Moore
Marc Lawrence
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