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Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)

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85 min | Romance, Western

After violently attacking a fellow officer Lt. Edward Garnett, cavalry Captain Kern Shafter is court martialled. Later, he rejoins the army with Custer's regiment at Fort Lincoln, Dakota, becoming a sergeant, where he runs into his old foe.
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Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) (as Geoffrey Homes) | Harry Brown (screenplay) | Ernest Haycox (novel)
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Updated Mar 4, 1952

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Mar 4, 1952 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Ray Milland
Kern Shafter Kern Shafter   See fewer
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Helena Carter
Josephine Russell Josephine Russell   See fewer
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Hugh Marlowe
Capt. Edward Garnett Capt. Edward Garnett   See fewer
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Forrest Tucker
Donavan Donavan   See fewer
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Barton MacLane
Capt. Myles Moylan Capt. Myles Moylan   See fewer
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George Reeves
Lt. Smith Lt. Smith   See fewer
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James Millican
Sgt. Hines Sgt. Hines   See fewer
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Stuart Randall
Bannack Bill Bannack Bill   See fewer
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Mary Adams
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Beaumont
Lt. Cooke (uncredited) Lt. Cooke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Bennett
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Mrs. Carson (uncredited) Mrs. Carson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Byrd
First officer (uncredited) First officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Coontz
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Corbett
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Coy
Capt. Benteen (uncredited) Capt. Benteen (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Doucette
Bill (uncredited) Bill (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Evans
Gen. Terry (uncredited) Gen. Terry (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Halloran
Stage Passenger (uncredited) Stage Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pepe Hern
Scout (uncredited) Scout (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Kipling
Mr. Russell (uncredited) Mr. Russell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Fort Lincoln Gate Guard (uncredited) Fort Lincoln Gate Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Lauter
Cpl. Jackson (uncredited) Cpl. Jackson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nelson Leigh
Maj. Reno (uncredited) Maj. Reno (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Malcolm
Dr. Porter (uncredited) Dr. Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kansas Moehring
Man with Rifle (uncredited) Man with Rifle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buck Monroe
Hostler (uncredited) Hostler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Montgomery
Osborne (uncredited) Osborne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Teamster (uncredited) Teamster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklin Parker
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Pickard
McDermott (uncredited) McDermott (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Biers (uncredited) Biers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Shamburger
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Steele
Rider Who Announces Custer Is Dead (uncredited) Rider Who Announces Custer Is Dead (uncredited)   See fewer
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John War Eagle
Red Owl (uncredited) Red Owl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Williams
Heliograph Operator Killed by Arrows (uncredited) Heliograph Operator Killed by Arrows (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terry Wilson
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ward Wood
Cowpoke (uncredited) Cowpoke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sheb Wooley
Gen. George Armstrong Custer (uncredited) Gen. George Armstrong Custer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 268 votes