LITTLE BIG MAN (Theatrical 1970 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Little Big Man takes the traditional western story and gives it an entirely new spin. The script is exceptionally clever in that the story waivers between the slightly comedic to the slightly ironic while not sparing the less than heroic, grisly details involved in serious cultural clashes. This is a terrific, not to be missed film—simultaneously provocative and entertaining.

Storyline

Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman) narrates his life story from the time he is picked up by Cheyenne as a newly orphaned child to his adoption by a white family to his interactions with United States military to his reaction to a host of events that define his life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Arthur Penn for directing efforts. Thank you to Producer Stuart Millar for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mrs. Pendrake (Faye Dunaway), Old Lodge Skins (Chief Dan George), Mr. Merriweather (Martin Balsam), General George A. Custer (Richard Mulligan), Wild Bill Hickok (Jeff Corey), Sunshine (Aimee Eccles), Olga Crabb (Kelly Jean Peters), and Caroline Crabb (Carole Androsky).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s at least worth one viewing; almost contains enough charm to give it classic status.

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