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Friday, January 27, 2017

7th Cavalry (1956)

A Captain (Randolph Scott) in the 7th Cavalry returns with his fiancee (Barbara Hale) to Fort Abraham Lincoln only to find it near deserted. It is then he finds out about the massacre at the Battle Of The Little Big Horn in which General George Custer and his 700 men were defeated in battle. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis (THE BIG COMBO), this is a routine western with little of interest outside of die hard western buffs. Most notable is the film's attempt to whitewash Custer's actions leading up to and during Little Big Horn's face off. The film portrays him as a hero and any attempt to cast aspersions on his reputation are quickly shot down. The film does have one startling moment when an Indian dismisses Christianity as superstition, I wonder how well that went down with 1956 audiences. Very little action really and a mostly talky western. With Jeanette Nolan, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Faylen, Russell Hicks, Michael Pate and Harry Carey Jr.  

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