Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland were one of the most famous movie couples. They were a match made in heaven, and were together in several films. Of course there was plenty of kissing, but the sweetest, most genuine kiss was in "They Died With Their Boots On." This 1941 Warner Brothers production was, as were most of the historical films of the period, full of inaccuracies and made-up Hollywood stories. We may know more now than at that time, but it doesn't change the excitement of the movie at all. The relationship between George Armstrong Custer and his wife, Libby Bacon, was pretty close to the truth, at least in the love they had for each other. The movie portrayed this beautifully. Toward the end, Custer prepares for what would be the battle of the Little Big Horn, and the scene of their parting is, to me, their best. It never fails to bring a tear. As a woman, it rings true, as it must for men from their point of view.
Olivia and Errol likely did not know that this would be their last film together. The scene is all the more poignant to us now. Enjoy a wonderful piece of film, and a wonderful kiss.