Custer of the West Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Custer of the West

Robert Shaw plays General George Armstrong Custer in this historically inaccurate, low-budget western filmed in Spain. The storyline has Custer’s troops backing the Cheyenne Indians into a position where attack is their only alternative. The Sioux were the actual tribe harassed by the real-life, glory seeking Custer. The inaccuracies continue as Custer is portrayed as a victim of government policy that is in dire need of reform. Mary Ure plays Libby Custer, with Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Benteen, Ty Hardin as General Reno, and Lawrence Tierney as General Sheridan. Robert Ryan plays Mulligan, an army deserter who is stricken with gold fever. Despite the fine cast assembled, the players can do little with the implausible script. The screenwriters were definitely remiss in their research of the subject matter, but when has that stopped anyone in Hollywood from making a film?

Release date: Jan 1, 1967
Production Company: Simitar
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Western

Custer of the West Caste and Crew
Director: Robert Siodmak,Irving Lerner
writer: Julian Halevy,Bernard Gordon
Robert Shaw,Mary Ure,Jeffrey Hunter,Ty Hardin,Charles Stalnaker,Robert Hall,Lawrence Tierney,Mark Lawrence,Kieron Moore,Charles Stalmaker,Marc Lawrence,Robert Ryan