Buffalo Bill

Directed By: William Wellman Starring: Joel McCrea

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The story of william 'buffalo bill' cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a wild west show.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40709081
UPC 024543172796
UPC 14 00024543172796
Format DVD
Release Date 5/13/2008
Rating NR
Editors Note
Note William Wellman skillfully directs the life story of William F. Cody, who's better known as Buffalo Bill. Based on a story by Frank Winch, there is plenty of action as the stages of his life unfold. The journey begins with his early years as an Indian fighter, jumps to his days as a scout and campaigner for Indian rights, and culminates in a display of his later years of Wild West showmanship. The full-on conflict between the U.S. Cavalry and the Cheyenne tribe at War Bonnet Gorge, in which Cody finds himself going head to head with his former Indian friend, is one of the most riveting sequences in the film. Joel McCrea is completely convincing in the title role, and Maureen O' Hara is both earnest and sensual as the senator's daughter who becomes his wife. The film is escapist in the best sense, revealing a number of colorful exterior panoramas. The rest of the solid cast, which includes Linda Darnell as a schoolteacher who loves Cody, keeps this light fare worthwhile.
Plot Summary
Summary BUFFALO BILL is the story of famed Wild West showman William Cody. The picture covers Bill's early years as a friend of the Cheyenne Indians, as a war hero in the U.S. Cavalry's fight against them, and as a showbiz star in his later life.
William Wellman
Joel McCrea
Cast & Crew
Aeneas MacKenzie - Screenplay
Cecile Kramer - Screenplay
Clements Ripley - Screenplay
David Buttolph - Original Music By
Harry Sherman - Executive Producer
James B. Clark - Editor
Joel McCrea - Actor
Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Linda Darnell - Actor
Maureen O'Hara - Actor
Thomas Mitchell - Actor
William Wellman - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1944
Catalog ID 2227279
UPC 00024543172796
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Pan and Scan (TV Format)  4:3
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Mccrea,Joel
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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