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Glory Guys, The (1965)

There are flashes of genius in this 1965 Western, loosely based on events leading up to Custer’s Last Stand, and written for the screen by a young Sam Peckinpah.

The focus is less on the Ahab-like General than the ragtag men who follow him.

Director Arnold Laven turns it into a more conventional Western than Peckinpah ever would, but the raw bones of something else poke through here and there.

Capt. Demas Harrod
Tom Tryon
Sol Rogers
Harve Presnell
Lou Woddard
Senta Berger
Pvt. Anthony Dugan
James Caan
Gen. Frederick McCabe
Andrew Duggan
Sgt. James Gregory
Slim Pickens
Lt. Bunny Hodges
Peter Breck
Mrs Rachael McCabe
Jeanne Cooper
Pvt. Martin Hale
Michael Anderson Jr
Beth Poole
Laurel Goodwin
Pvt. Lucas Crain
Adam Williams
Pvt. Clark Gentry
Erik Holland
Maj. Oliver Marcus
Robert McQueeney
Lt. Mike Moran
Wayne Rogers
Capt. Rand Treadway
William Meigs

Arnold Laven