7th Cavalry

One of Lewis' two colour films, a weird and occasionally wonderful little Western focusing on the enmity between white and red man as Scott, accused of deserting Custer out of cowardice during the fiasco of Little Big Horn, sets out to discover the truth of the massacre. Beautifully shot and briskly paced, it's most interesting for a surprising anti-Custer stance, and for its surreal, almost supernatural finale, which sees Custer's horse appearing like a ghost from the wilderness to bring peace between enemies.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph H Lewis
Screenwriter: Peter Packer
Cast: Randolph Scott
Barbara Hale
Jay C Flippen
Jeanette Nolan
Frank Faylen
Leo Gordon
Harry Carey Jr
Denver Pyle
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