It's 1860 and the old Spanish land grants are being surveyed. Montez is after part of Don Regas' rancho and gets the surveyor to alter the boundary. But Don Regas still has the original grant written on a bandanna. Montez sends Indians after it but Bill Cody and Gabby fight them off and a wounded Gabby unknowingly ends up with the missing million dollar deed wrapped around his arm for a bandage. Written by
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Irrelevant, pointless generic title -- but otherwise good
Excellent performers with a pretty good script -- except it had NOTHING to do with "Buffalo Bill," and was very anachronistic.
Why Hollywood preferred such stupid generic titles is beyond me. Hollywood almost never got its history right, and really should have avoided such a misleading title.
ANY name would have been preferable because the whole story was fiction. The film I watched is in a collection, Volume 36 of supposedly more than 40 in The Great American Western series from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment.
The quality of the print is generally good, although some scenes seem to be missing or out of place. And that is inexcusable.
All in all, though, I liked and can recommend this.
Roy Rogers is, as nearly always, good, and he sings only two songs. His sidekick is Gabby Hayes, also always good.
The rest of the cast is generally not or little known, yet the quality of the acting is high.
Hank Bell has a good part but is uncredited, a real shame. He deserves better.
Iron Eyes Cody is in it, according to IMDb, but I didn't see him. He too is uncredited.
Chief Thundercloud is the leader of the Comanches, and I think it is one of his largest roles. He is very good with it.
Again, I can recommend it, especially to Rogers or Hayes or Western fans generally.
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