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Little Big Horn (1951)

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Ninety per cent of Little Big Horn takes place before Custer's Last Stand; thus, the emphasis is on character and suspense rather than spectacle (just as well, since spectacle was well out of the range of parsimonious Lippert Studios). Lloyd Bridges heads a small band of cavalrymen who desperately try to reach the Little Big Horn in time to warn Custer of a Sioux ambush. One by one, the men are picked off by Indian sharpshooters. The only survivors are Bridges and John Ireland, longtime enemies who may very well knock each other off before ever getting to Custer. Little Big Horn was the first directorial assignment for western-writer Charles Marquis Warren. It was hardly the last: Warren would later be one of the most prolific contributors to the Gunsmoke TV series of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Marquis Warren
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On DVD: Jan 4, 2012
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Lloyd Bridges
as Capt. Phillip Donlin
John Ireland
as Lt. John Haywood
Reed Hadley
as Sgt. Maj. Peter Grie...
Marie Windsor
as Celie Donlin
Jim Davis
as Cpl. Doan Moylan
Wally Cassell
as Pvt. Danny Zecca
Hugh O'Brian
as Pvt. Al DeWalt
King Donovan
as Pvt. James Corbo
Richard Emory
as Pvt. Mitch Shovels
John M. Pickard
as Sgt. "Vet" McCloud
John Pickard
as Sgt. `Vet' McCloud
Robert Sherwood
as Pvt. David Mason
Larry Stewart
as Bugler, Stevie Willi...
Rodd Redwing
as Cpl. Arika
Dick Paxton
as Pvt. Ralph Hall
Gordon Wynne
as Pvt. Arndst Hofstett...
Margo Woode
as Mrs. Owens
Ted Avery
as Pvt. Tim Harvey
Barbara Woodell
as Mrs. Owens
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