"George Armstrong Custer, who was not one of America's best generals, was cut out to be a swashbuckling movie hero."
- LIFE MAGAZINE
Description by OLDIES.com:
The 7th Cavalry Regiment, Gen. George Armstrong Custer says, rides "to hell or to glory. It depends on one's point of view." The point of view of Raoul Walsh's spectacular They Died with Their Boots On decidedly favors glory. Errol Flynn portrays the famed cavalryman in this hoof-and-thunder chronicle tracing his career from dandyish West Point plebe to Civil War hero to frontier legend immortalized by the Battle of Little Big Horn. Olivia de Havilland, sharing the marquee with Flynn for the eighth and final time, plays Custer's devoted wife Libby. And composer Max Steiner's stirring music trumpets gallantry and sacrifice.
In this classic western, Errol Flynn delivers one of his most memorable performances as General George Custer. The fine supporting cast includes Sidney Greenstreet and Hattie Mc Daniel.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland star in this rip-roaring account of General George Custer directed by Raoul Walsh and highlighted by a strong supporting cast that includes Arthur Kennedy and Anthony Quinn.
The story of General George Armstrong Custer, and his disastrous decision to fight the Sioux at Little Big Horn -- an historic mistake that resulted in the deaths of himself and all 264 of his cavalry men.
The Laserdisc version includes the original theatrical trailer.
Additional credits: Eddie Blatt (dialogue director) and Lt. Col. J.G. Taylor, Retired US Army (technical advisor).
Copyright 1941 Warner Bros., renewed 1969 United Artists Television.
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