Little Big Man (1970) Full Movie

Little Big Man
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Little Big Man (1970) : Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Title Little Big Man (1970)
Release Date Dec 14, 1970
Genres , , ,
Production Company Cinema Center Films, Stockbridge-Hiller Productions
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Jeff Corey, Aimée Eccles, William Hickey, Alan Oppenheimer, Lou Cutell, M. Emmet Walsh
Plot Keywords based on novel or book, indian territory, fight, settler, native american, orphan, cheyenne, george armstrong custer, 19th century
Jack Crabb
Jack Crabb
Dustin Hoffman
Mrs. Louise Pendrake
Mrs. Louise Pendrake
Faye Dunaway
Old Lodge Skins
Old Lodge Skins
Chief Dan George
Mr. Merriweather
Mr. Merriweather
Martin Balsam
Gen. George Armstrong Custer
Gen. George Armstrong Custer
Richard Mulligan
Wild Bill Hickok
Wild Bill Hickok
Jeff Corey
Sunshine
Sunshine
Aimée Eccles
Historian
Historian
William Hickey
Major
Major
Alan Oppenheimer
Deacon
Deacon
Lou Cutell
Shotgun Guard
Shotgun Guard
M. Emmet Walsh
Sergeant
Sergeant
James Anderson
Lieutenant (as Jess Vint)
Lieutenant (as Jess Vint)
Jesse Vint
Rev. Silas Pendrake
Rev. Silas Pendrake
Thayer David
Mr. Kane - Drugstore Proprietor
Mr. Kane - Drugstore Proprietor
Philip Kenneally
Captain
Captain
Jack Bannon
Young Jack Crabb
Young Jack Crabb
Ray Dimas
Adolescent Jack Crabb
Adolescent Jack Crabb
Alan Howard
Card Player with Full House
Card Player with Full House
Jack Mullaney
Younger Bear as a Youth
Younger Bear as a Youth
Steve Miranda
Sergeant
Sergeant
Ken Mayer

Reviews

  • John Chard

    There is an endless supply of white men. There has always been a limited number of human beings. Little Big Man is directed by Arthur Penn and written by Calder Willingham. It stars Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Chief Dan George and Richard Mulligan. Arthur Penn's Little Big Man is tagged with many filmic sayings, be it revisionist or anti Western etc, it's a picture much cherished for its oddly quirky slyness. Allegorical movies are now in this day and age ten a penny, but back in 1970, with the Vietnam War in vivid focus, that wasn't the case. Marking this out as a provocative and ambitious venture. Penn has fun debunking and poking fun at the myths of the Old West via an array of pungent characters that Jack Crabb (Hoffman) meets in his lifetime. All of which leads to the question hanging in the air, that of is Jack Crabb the sole white man survivor of Custer's last stand at Little Big Horn? The portrayal of the Indians, here the Cheyenne, is superlative by way of the fact that they are the sensible spiritual race, the whites on the other hand are emotionally corrupt in comparison. It gets a little heavy handed at times and really half an hour could have been shaved off the running time and still the pic would have had the same effect. But great performances, the quirks and the potent thematics make for a fine piece of film making. 7/10