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They Died With Their Boots On

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Time Out says

Never did Walsh's reputation as an action director and master of period flavour fit more comfortably. Cheerfully agreeing that history is bunk and printing the legend, he turns what is essentially a biopic of George Armstrong Custer (Flynn at his most dashing) from West Point to Little Big Horn into a glorious Western. Few facts here, but what matter when the fiction of Custer as tempestuous cavalier and Indian sympathiser, chivalrously dying to save his army colleagues and simultaneously acknowledge the validity of Crazy Horse's cause, has the breathless sweep and dash of the last romantic gesture. Absolutely irresistible.
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Release Details

  • Duration:140 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Raoul Walsh
  • Screenwriter:Wally Kline, Aeneas Mackenzie
  • Cast:
    • Errol Flynn
    • Olivia de Havilland
    • Arthur Kennedy
    • Gene Lockhart
    • Sydney Greenstreet
    • Anthony Quinn
    • Charley Grapewin
    • Stanley Ridges
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