They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
|Producer(s)||Robert Fellows (associate), Hal B. Wallis (executive)|
|Top Genres||Biographical, Drama, Historical, Romance, War, Western|
|Top Topics||Army, Civil War, Romance (Drama), Wild West|
They Died with Their Boots On Overview:
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.
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.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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[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.
George Armstrong Custer: You may be right about money, Sharp; quite right. But there's one thing to be said for glory.
Ned Sharp: Yeah? What's that?
George Armstrong Custer: You can take glory with you when it's your time to go.
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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.
Because of a shortage of native Americans in Hollywood, Warner Bros. imported 16 Sioux from the Dakotas.
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