The Great Sioux Massacre

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1965

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Director:
Sidney Salkow
Released:
1965
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The Great Sioux Massacre, released in 1965, is a retrospective telling of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. The army convenes a military tribunal to investigate the actions of Major Reno (Joseph Cotten) in the defeat of the Seventh Calvary at Little Bighorn. Called as a witness to the events, Captain Benton (Darren McGavin) recounts the story tells the story. From the witness stand, Captain Benton provides a detailed accounting of the events leading up to the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand. The story begins when Senator James Blaine (Don Haggerty) lures Colonel George Armstrong Custer (Philip Carey) from retirement by promising Custer the U.S. Presidency if Custer will destroy the Indians. Prior to his forced retirement Custer worked to get fair treatment for the Indians. However, blinded by political ambition and encouraged by his wife, Libbie (Nancy Kovack), Custer agrees to the Senator's scheme and sets about killing Indians en masse. The Indians gain the upper hand at Little Bighorn, where the Indians murder Custer and destroy the calvary. The movie's climax occurs when the tribunal renders a decision on the actions of Major Reno.moreless
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