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They Died With Their Boots On

Released Nov 21, 1941 2h 18m Western List
82% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 75% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings George Armstrong Custer (Errol Flynn) is a rebellious but ambitious soldier, eager to join the Civil War. During the war, Custer has numerous successes to his credit, even though he disobeys orders. After the war concludes, he marries Libby Bacon (Olivia de Havilland) and is assigned to the Dakota Territory. Custer negotiates honestly with the Sioux on land, but due to corruption from others, a battle with Sitting Bull's forces occurs at Little Big Horn. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Nick Schager Slant Magazine Endures as one of the finest Flynn-de Havilland collaborations. Rated: 3/4 Apr 25, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A rousing Western. Rated: B Jun 22, 2011 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Powerful, if heavily fictionalized, Western, with dynamic direction by Raoul Walsh. Jul 17, 2009 Full Review Thomas Delapa Boulder Weekly Rated: 2/5 Oct 21, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 19, 2005 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com suffers from being too long and meandering too much into the minutiae of Custer's love life Rated: 3/5 May 5, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Deke P iconic classic movie & performances. Great stars. Totally exonerates Custer from blame or ill intentions. Portrays him as factually very very sympathetic to the Indians. If that portrayal is true, it is totally at odds with the 'Custer had it coming' hate of the last few decades. I only remember seeing parts of it, including the heroic last scene stand, a few times. Saw the last 90 minutes of so on tv Grit tv, 4.15.24 in 'lertn Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Steve D Besides Greenstreet's Scott I wish they had died quicker. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review j f Big fan of Flynn and Walsh, but not a fan of this. Cheesy script, no depth, excitement or suspense. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 08/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Better than Custer of the West, but otherwise just as nonsense fictional. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review ogn d GAY! GAY! GAY! GAY! GAY!🤣 Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The historical reconstruction does not exist, but the whole film is a hymn to Errol Flynn's unique and charismatic qualities. Custer is Flynn and Flynn is Custer. Feature film made to measure for an inimitable actor. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis George Armstrong Custer (Errol Flynn) is a rebellious but ambitious soldier, eager to join the Civil War. During the war, Custer has numerous successes to his credit, even though he disobeys orders. After the war concludes, he marries Libby Bacon (Olivia de Havilland) and is assigned to the Dakota Territory. Custer negotiates honestly with the Sioux on land, but due to corruption from others, a battle with Sitting Bull's forces occurs at Little Big Horn.
Director
Raoul Walsh
Screenwriter
Wally Kline, Æneas MacKenzie
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 21, 1941, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2009
Runtime
2h 18m
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