Custer's Last Fight

Custer's Last Fight (also known as Custer's Last Raid) is a 1912 American silent short Western film. It is the first film about George Armstrong Custer and his final stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.[1] It was shot in Inceville, Santa Ynez Canyon and Los Angeles, California. The movie was directed by Francis Ford, the older brother of director John Ford; Francis Ford also portrayed Custer in the film.

Custer's Last Fight
1925 re-release poster
Directed byFrancis Ford
Produced byThomas H. Ince
Written byRichard V. Spencer
StarringFrancis Ford
Grace Cunard
CinematographyRay Smallwood
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • October 4, 1912 (1912-10-04) (United States)
Running time
30 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The film was re-released in 1925 and 1933.



  1. "Last Stand at Little Big Horn". American Experience. PBS.
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