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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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This stirring biopic of General George Custer has Flynn cutting a dashing figure in the lead. The story follows Flynn from his West Point days and the beginning of his fateful rivalry with Ned Sharp (Kennedy) to his marriage to de Havilland to his posting with the 7th Cavalry in Nebraska. Walsh treats the Sioux (led by Quinn as Crazy Horse) with understanding and Flynn finds the combination of ambition, vanity, and courage that inspired the famous last stand.

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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


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

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

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 recently, better known to some as Errolivia. It was quite by accident that I started by watching their last film togeth... 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.


[after they first meet, Custer walks Miss Bacon to Gen. Sheridan's house]
George Armstrong Custer: Do you think if I were to come strolling past your house around nine o'clock at night you might be just sitting around on the veranda?
Elizabeth Bacon: Life is full of surprises.
George Armstrong Custer: And if I did find you sitting on the porch perhaps you and I could go for a walk together.
Elizabeth Bacon: [laughs] We seem to have been walking together ever since we met.
George Armstrong Custer: Well, I can't imagine, ma'am - if I may say so - any pleasanter journey, ma'am, than walking through life with you beside me, ma'am.


[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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Because of a shortage of native Americans in Hollywood, Warner Bros. imported 16 Sioux from the Dakotas.
This was the eighth and final film pairing of Errol Flynn with Olivia de Havilland. The last scene they filmed together was Custer's parting with his wife before his final campaign.
The highest regular Army rank attained by Winfield Scott was actually Major General. Lieutenant General was a brevet (temporary) rank. The First regular Lieutenant General would be Ulysses S. Grant, promoted to the rank in March of 1864. General Scott was also one of three veterans of the War of 1812 still listed in the rolls of the regular Army at the start of the Civil War.
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