July 30, 2006

Custer:  pro- or anti-Indian fighter?

I watched They Died With Their Boots On last night: a 1941 biopic of George Armstrong Custer starring Errol Flynn. It's actually pretty good, with the flamboyant Flynn well-cast as the flamboyant Custer. The first half is especially entertaining, with its fictionalized version of Custer's career at West Point and in the Civil War.

To learn how the movie fabricated the rest of Custer's life, go to They Lied in They Died.

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