“They Died With Their Boots On” quotes

Movie They Died With Their Boots On
Raoul Walsh directed this movie in 1941
Title They Died With Their Boots On
Original title They Died with Their Boots On
Year 1941
Director Raoul Walsh
Genre Drama, Romance, War, Biography, Western
Plot – Young Custer joins West Point Academy as a very unruly but full of initiative scholar. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he's appointed officer and sent to the front. During a battle, he saves himself with an act of insubordination and by mistake he's appointed general, leading the soldiers to victory. General Custer signs a peace treaty with the Indians and gives the Black Mountains territories to the tribe of Sioux. When he's old, he retires. During the epic Little Big Horn battle, his myth is consecrated.
All actors – Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin, Gene Lockhart, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Ridges, John Litel, Walter Hampden, Sydney Greenstreet, Regis Toomey, Hattie McDaniel
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  • “Walking through life with you, ma'am, has been a very gracious thing.”

    Errol Flynn - George Armstrong Custer
    [Tag:honor, life]
  • “You may be right about money, Sharp; quite right. But there's one thing to be said for glory. You can take glory with you when it's your time to go.”

    Errol Flynn - George Armstrong Custer
    [Tag:death, glory, money]
  • “The only real Americans in this merry old parish are on the other side of the hill with feathers in their hair.”

    G.P. Huntley - Lt. "Queen's Own" Butler
  • “The way to begin is to find it. To find something that belongs to us alone. Something to give us that pride in ourselves that'll make men endure - and, if necessary, die... with their boots on.”

    Errol Flynn - George Armstrong Custer
  • “We're responsible for the protection of 100,000 square miles of territory. And against us are ranged thousands of the finest light cavalry on Earth. I found that out this morning. It's a big job, gentlemen... and it's gonna need a fine regiment.”

    Errol Flynn - George Armstrong Custer
  • - Lt. "Queen's Own" Butler: Why are you asking me to go back with it?
    - George Armstrong Custer: For one thing you're an Englishman, not an American.
    - Lt. "Queen's Own" Butler: Not an American! What do you Yankees think you are?

    G.P. Huntley - Lt. "Queen's Own" Butler
    Errol Flynn - George Armstrong Custer
  • “Our job is to make this the finest regiment that the United States ever saw. I needn't tell most of you that a regiment is something more than just six hundred disciplined fighting men. Men die. But a regiment lives on; because a regiment has an immortal soul of its own.”

    Errol Flynn - George Armstrong Custer