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They Died with Their Boots On (1941) was a Western - Drama Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Robert Fellows.

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They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

By Beatrice on Jun 17, 2014 From Flickers in Time

They Died with Their Boots On Directed by Raul Walsh Written by Wally Kline and Aeneas MacKenzie 1941/USA Warner Bros First viewing/Netflix rental Ned Sharp: Yeah? What’s that? George Armstrong Custer: You can take glory with you when it’s your time to go. ?Errol Flynn makes a convinci... Read full article

Dinner and a Movie: They Died With Their Boots On (1941)

By Google profile on Oct 1, 2010 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Who cares if it's not historically accurate? It's Errolivia for Pete's Sake. That's box-office gold. ka-ching! I've been spending some time with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland recent... Read full article

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Ned Sharp: If the other outfits don't fight their way through, you're liable to have a lot of Sioux on your hands.
George Armstrong Custer: Yes. Yes, quite a lot of Sioux, Sharp. But the greater the odds, the greater the glory.

George Armstrong Custer: Walking through life with you, ma'am, has been a very gracious thing.

[Custer addresses the officers after his arrival at Fort Lincoln]
George Armstrong Custer: We're responsible for the protection of 100,000 square miles of territory. And against us are ranged thousands of the finest light cavalry on earth. I found that out this morning. It's a big job, gentlemen... and it's gonna need a fine regiment. Our job is to make this the finest regiment that the United States ever saw. I needn't tell most of you that a regiment is something more than just six hundred disciplined fighting men. Men die. But a regiment lives on; because a regiment has an immortal soul of its own. Well, the way to begin is to find it. To find something that belongs to us alone. Something to give us that pride in ourselves that'll make men endure - and, if necessary, die... with their boots on. As for the rest it's easy: since it's no more than hard work, hard riding and hard fighting. Thank you, gentlemen, I know I can count on you.

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According to 'The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats' a total of three men were killed during the cavalry charge scene. Bill Mead's horse tripped while riding alongside Errol Flynn. As he was going down, the stuntman had the presence of mind to throw his sword forward to avoid it, but bad luck caused the hilt to get stuck in the ground and Mead fell on it, impaling himself.
Jack Budlong died after falling from his horse onto his sword.
To fill the background with "Indians", hundreds of Filipino extras were filmed while the 16 Sioux were used for the close-ups.
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