***1/2. One of the best films of the last part of Robert Siodmak's career. One feels the left-wing penchants of the screenwriters (they were both blacklisted during the McCarthyism) but 'Custer of the West' is however not a revisionist western. The scenes (coming from nowhere, I agree!) with deserter Robert Ryan are intense to say the least and the last battle is a little jewel. A western to rediscover.