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Little Big Man (14-Dec-1970)

Director: Arthur Penn

Writer: Calder Willingham

From novel: Little Big Man by Thomas Berger

Music by: John Hammond

Producer: Stuart Millar

Keywords: Western

Jack Crabb, 121-year-old nursing home resident, relates the story of his life, raised by Cheyenne Indians, and who fought under General Custer. Picaresque tale told in flashback, beautifully photographed and acted. Sympathetic portrayal of Native Americans. Chief Dan George as Old Lodgeskins received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Forrest Gump (1994) borrows its narrative style from this film.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Anderson
13-Jul-1921 14-Sep-1969 To Kill a Mockingbird
Martin Balsam
4-Nov-1919 13-Feb-1996 A Thousand Clowns
Jack Bannon
14-Jun-1940   Art Donovan on Lou Grant
Jeff Corey
10-Aug-1914 16-Aug-2002 Little Big Man
Thayer David
4-Mar-1927 17-Jul-1978 Jergens in Rocky
Faye Dunaway
14-Jan-1941   Network
Chief Dan George
24-Jul-1899 23-Sep-1981 Little Big Man
William Hickey
19-Sep-1927 29-Jun-1997 Prizzi's Honor
Dustin Hoffman
8-Aug-1937   The Graduate
Jack Mullaney
18-Sep-1929 27-Jun-1982 The Ann Sothern Show
Richard Mulligan
13-Nov-1932 26-Sep-2000 Burt Campbell in Soap
M. Emmet Walsh
22-Mar-1935   Grizzled character actor


Dustin Hoffman   ...   Jack Crabb
Martin Balsam   ...   Mr. Merriweather
Richard Mulligan   ...   Gen. Custer
Chief Dan George   ...   Old Lodge Skins
Jeff Corey   ...   Wild Bill Hickok
Amy Eccles   ...   Sunshine
Kelly Jean Peters   ...   Olga
Carol Androsky   ...   Caroline
Robert Little Star   ...   Little Horse
Cal Bellini   ...   Younger Bear
Ruben Moreno   ...   Shadow That Comes in Sight
Steve Shemayne   ...   Burns Red in the Sun
James Anderson   ...   Sergeant
Jess Vint   ...   Lieutenant
Alan Oppenheimer   ...   Major
Thayer David   ...   Rev. Pendrake
Philip Kenneally   ...   Mr. Kane
Jack Bannon   ...   Captain
Norman Nathan   ...   Pawnee
Alan Howard   ...   Adolescent Jack Crabb
Ray Dimas   ...   Young Jack Crabb
Faye Dunaway   ...   Mrs. Pendrake
William Hickey   ...   Historian
Jack Mullaney   ...   Card Player
Steve Miranda   ...   Younger Bear as Youth
Lou Cutell   ...   Deacon
M. Emmet Walsh   ...   Shot Gun Guard
Emily Cho   ...   Digging Bear
Cecelia Kootenay   ...   Little Elk
Linda Dyer   ...   Corn Woman
Dessie Bad Bear   ...   Buffalo Wallow Woman
Len George   ...   Crow Scout
Helen Verbit   ...   Madam
Bert Conway   ...   Bartender
Earl Rosell   ...   Giant Trooper
Ken Mayer   ...   Sergeant
Bud Cokes   ...   Man at Bar
Rory O'Brien   ...   Assassin
Tracy Hotchner   ...   Flirting Girl


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