Custer of the West

Custer of the West

DVD - 2004
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The story of the legendary General Custer, from his service in the Civil War to his command of the 7th Cavalry in the West.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2004]
ISBN: 9780792860471
0792860470
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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susienor Nov 17, 2015

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EuSei Nov 06, 2015

Gen. George Armstrong Custer: [after the Washita River Massacre in 1868; he talks with a bitter tone] Take a dispatch to General Sheridan. Despite overwhelming odds, a great victory was won here today. Factors contributing to our success were - One, the Indians were asleep, - Two, the women and children offered little resistance, - Three, the Indians are bewildered by our change of policy.

EuSei Nov 06, 2015

General Custer to Chief Dull Knife: I'll make it very simple for you. The fact that we seem to be pushing you clear off the earth is not my responsibility. The problem is precisely the same as when you Cheyenne decided to take another tribe's hunting ground. You didn't ask them about their rights. You didn't care if they had been there a thousand years. You just had more men and more horses. You destroyed them in battle. You took what you wanted, and right or wrong, for better or worse, that is the way things seem to get done. That's history. I'm talking about history. You are a militarily defeated people. You are paying the price for being backward. And whatever my personal feelings, and I don't say I have, there's nothing I can do to change all this. Do you understand?

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EuSei Nov 06, 2015

A dichotomic view of Civil War hero, General George Armstrong Custer. Custer did 90 sorties during the years he fought with the Union Army. Robert Shaw is both very good and at times excessively theatrical as Custer. The movie portrays Custer testifying against President Grant’s (for taking bribes while working the railroad for the government). He is also portrayed against the advance of the railroad through indian land and is shown to be very vocal about the “Indian Problem” (Custer and his contemporaries would probably have a laughing fit at our modern “Native-American Problem,” LOL!) Mary Ure unfortunately was not able to portray the absolutely gorgeous Libby Custer—née Elizabeth Clift Bacon. Custer was certainly a fascinating man. So much so that Libby once wrote about him in her diary: “‘He is noble, brave and generous and he loves, I believe, with an intensity that few know of or as few ever can love. He tells me he would sacrifice every earthly hope to gain my love and I tell him if I could I would give it to him. I told him to forget me and he said he never could forget me and I told him I never should forget him and I wished to be his true friend through life but it is no use to offer myself as friend for he will never think of me otherwise than his wife. Oh, Love, love, how many are made miserable as well as happy by all the powerful influence.” My favorite scene (apart from any where Custer’s amazing white horse appears) is his meeting with Chief Dull Knife. The movie also puts Sheridan’s famous (and constantly misrepresented) phrase into context.

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