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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 »

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Nancy Caswell ...
George Chesebro ...
Lieutenant Frank Roberts (as George Chesboro)
Dorothy Gulliver ...
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Bobby Nelson ...
Bobby Nelson (as Bobbie Nelson)
Robert Walker ...
Henchman Pete
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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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Based On Historical Events Leading Up To CUSTER'S LAST FIGHT


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2 January 1936 (USA)  »

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Entre Índios e Brancos  »

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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


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Serial Lasts Longer Than the Actual Battle
28 December 2006 | by (Flushing, NY) – See 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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