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7th Cavalry (1956)

7th Cavalry (1956)

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Though the film's title may suggest otherwise, Seventh Cavalry takes place after Custer's Last Stand. Randolph Scott stars as Cavalry officer Tom Benson, who is branded a coward after supposedly deserting at the Little Big Horn. Benson hopes to redeem himself by personally leading a burial detail to the battlefield, despite the fact that the Indians haven't exactly left the premises. The excitement level in the closing reels more than justifies the slow, steady buildup to the finale. Innovative direction by the reliable Joseph H. Lewis enlivens this verbose western. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Randolph Scott
as Capt. Tom Benson
Barbara Hale
as Martha Kellogg
Jay C. Flippen
as Sgt. Bates
Jeanette Nolan
as Charlotte Reynolds
Frank Faylen
as Sgt. Kruger
Harry Carey Jr.
as Cpl. Morrison
Michael Pate
as Capt. Benteen
Donald Curtis
as Lt. Bob Fitch
Frank Wilcox
as Maj. Reno
Pat Hogan
as Young Hawk
Russell Hicks
as Col. Kellogg
Peter Ortiz
as Pollock
William Leslie
as Lt. Murray
Jack Parker
as Officer
Al Wyatt
as Officer
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Disappointing Western, saved only by a few touches by director Lewis.

August 9, 2007 | Full Review…

A serious work of historical note that is marred only by its contrived finale.

March 11, 2005 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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