G | | Biography, Drama, History
George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.
Whilst this film was still in production, Philip Yordan and his company (Security Pictures) had production designer and special effects expert Eugène Lourié (as Eugene Lourie) design and shoot special effects footage for Krakatoa: East of Java (1968) even though there was no script. This footage would also be shot in large format for Cinerama presentation. Those who were shown the early footage began ignoring this film and asking when "Krakatoa" would be ready.
Gen. Philip Sheridan:
The only good Indian is a dead Indian!
Custer had risen to the rank of brevet (temporary) Major General during the Civil War. His actual rank at the time of his death at Little Bighorn was Lieutenant Colonel, though, as a courtesy, he could still be referred to as, "General".
35mm prints released in both complete and shortened versions. Some shortened versions were titled "A Good Day for Fighting".