They Died with Their Boots On is a 1941 western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Despite being rife with historical inaccuracies, the film was one of the top-grossing films of the year, being the last of eight Flynn–de Havilland collaborations.
Like Flynn's earlier film Sea Hawk, this film was digitally colorized in the early 1990s and had the colorized version released on VHS tape in 1998. Same as the earlier colorized Sea Hawk film, the colorized version has NOT been released on DVD. Only the black-and-white version of this film has been released on DVD. There are presently no plans to release the 1990s colorized version on DVD.
The film follows the life of George Armstrong Custer (Errol Flynn) from attending West Point, wooing of Elizabeth "Libby" Bacon (Olivia de Havilland) who becomes his loving wife, the American Civil War, and the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Custer enters West Point and quickly establishes himself as a troublemaker,...