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Old December 07, 2012, 18:06   #1
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Son of the Morning Star - Movie

Hey guys,

I was finally able to get a hold of a copy of the movie " Son of the Morning Star" ( USA 1991) starring Gary Cole as Gen. Custer, Rosanna Arquette as Libby Custer etc.

It is a very well made movie about the events leading to the battle at the Little Bighorn, Montana, otherwise known as Custer's Last Stand on June 25 - 26,
1876.

It also tells the story of the faulty and deceptive ways of the US Gov't dealing with the Native Americans and the story of the 7th Cavalry.

The movie is kind of long, about 3 hours, but every bit worth it.


If you can get your hands on a copy, buy it.




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Old December 07, 2012, 19:29   #2
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I remember this movie! I have a copy on DVD somewhere that I recorded off Encore Westerns several years ago....not a bad western...really looks at things from a different angle than the usual Custer movie.
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Old December 07, 2012, 20:29   #3
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They filmed a lot of that movie in my hometown. I have a few friends in it. Far and Away was also filmed here and I know a few people in that movie as well.

They just wrapped filming a movie called "Nebraska" last week here. I guess we are Hollyweird's little secret movie set or something.
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The book was very good, Custer was very well known among the Indians, having a few girlfriends & such. There quite a few Navajos around named Custer, and some Rosenbergs too.
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After watching this movie for another time, it seems to me that Custer was sold down the river by the generals in Washington, and the nail to his coffin were Captain Benteen and Major Reno.
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Old December 16, 2012, 14:21   #6
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After watching this movie for another time, it seems to me that Custer was sold down the river by the generals in Washington, and the nail to his coffin were Captain Benteen and Major Reno.
Some of that is true..... Most of it was the bravado of Custer that was his undoing. HE was very good at fighting Indians, but under estimated what kind of camp that was there. The size of that camp was unheard of at the time. He also was a glory hound and wanted the prestige again. He turned down gatling guns and many more men. He also didn't want to wait for reinforcements and lose the glory.
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