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Custer's Last Stand (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, History, Romance | 2 January 1936 (USA)
When some men are attacked by Indians, a survivor obtains an Indian medicine arrow. An Indian tells Blade he has found gold but will not tell him where until he has that arrow. So Blade ... See full summary »

Director:

Elmer Clifton

Writers:

George Arthur Durlam (story and screenplay), Eddie Granemann (story and screenplay) (as Eddy Granemann) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Lease ... Kit Cardigan / John C. Cardigan [Ch. 1]
Lona Andre ... Belle Meade
William Farnum ... James Fitzpatrick
Ruth Mix ... Elizabeth Custer [Chs. 1,3, 8-11,15]
Jack Mulhall ... Lieutenant Cook
Nancy Caswell Nancy Caswell ... Barbara Trent
George Chesebro ... Lt. Frank Roberts (as George Chesboro)
Dorothy Gulliver ... Red Fawn
Frank McGlynn Jr. ... Gen. George A. Custer
Helen Gibson ... Calamity Jane [Chs. 4-7, 10]
Josef Swickard ... Major Henry Trent MD
Chief Thundercloud ... Young Wolf
Reed Howes ... Tom 'Keen' Blade
Bobby Nelson ... Bobby Nelson (as Bobbie Nelson)
Robert Walker ... Pete - Henchman
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Storyline

When some men are attacked by Indians, a survivor obtains an Indian medicine arrow. An Indian tells Blade he has found gold but will not tell him where until he has that arrow. So Blade starts killing the survivors of the attack but fails to get the arrow. One of the men he kills is John Cardigan and Kit Cardigan, a Scout for Custer, now starts looking for the killer of his father. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A HISTORICAL DRAMA IN FIFTEEN SPECULATOR CHAPTERS! (original banner-all caps) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre Índios e Brancos See more »

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Production Co:

Weiss Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Perils of the Plains; 2. Thundering Hoofs; 3. Fires of Vengeance; 4. The Ghost Dancers; 5. Trapped; 6. Human Wolves; 7. Demons of Disaster; 8. White Treachery; 9. Circle of Death; 10. Flaming Arrow; 11. Warpath; 12. Firing Squad; 13. Red Panthers; 14. Custer's Last Ride; 15. The Last Stand. See more »

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Bobbie Nelson is listed in credits as Bobby. but in forewords and other places it's 'Bobbie.' See more »

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Serial Lasts Longer Than the Actual Battle
28 December 2006 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

A tribe loses its sacred Medicine Arrow, which supposedly holds the key to the location of a cave of gold. Major Trent, a retired Confederate doctor, is in possession of the arrow and is heading west with his daughter & grandson. Keen Blade, co-owner of the local gambling house, has killed 3 other people who he thought had the arrow and teams up w/ renegade Indian Young Wolf, who is trying to recover the arrow to become leader of his tribe. Kit Cardigan, a scout for General Custer, is brought into the fracas trying to protect Trent, his daughter, Red Fawn (Young Wolf's brother) from the ramifications of the missing arrow, before these events lead to the infamous battle. The serial is actually better than its reputation has given it. There are very good performances by Cheseboro (as a disgraced soldier), Chief Thundercloud, and Mulhall, as well as an inspiring battle at the end of the serial. However the serial just drags on with too many story lines for so many characters, and when we get to the middle of the serial it becomes a back and forth story of "Who's Got the Arrow?" This is most likely the best of the 3 Stage & Screen serials. Rating, based on serials, 5.


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