A fictionized account of George Armstrong Custer from the time he arrives at West Point in 1857 to his death in the battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Arthur Kennedy.
When they say this is fictionalized … it’s fictionized. There isn’t much that comes from his real life. The filmmakers do use certain facts but embellish others. Flynn’s and de Havilland’s performances in the romance of the century as Custer and Libby Bacon were perfect. The story is entertaining even though it lacks historical accuracy. The film seems to carry on the hero worship that Libby, as the custodian of the Custer Legacy, strived to achieve. The film is one that is still enjoyable to watch after all these years, making it worth a watch.