First partnering in Captain Blood, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland went on to make eight films together — creating an on-screen duo that remains a beloved pairing among lovers of classic movies. Their final work together was 1941’s They Died with Their Boots On. Director Raoul Walsh‘s rousing, albeit historically suspect, biopic of George Armstrong Custer offers a customarily dashing effort from Flynn as the headstrong general, spanning from his days as an undisciplined West Point cadet to his decorated service in the Civil War to the fateful battle of Little Big Horn. Arthur Kennedy, Anthony Quinn, and Sydney Greenstreet also star in this effort — a movie that remains as grand and glorious today as it did all those years ago.
What are your thoughts about this film and the historical liberties it took? Would you have liked to seen the pair do more movies together? Which is your favorite of their works? We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this below!