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Buffalo Bill (1944)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Western  |  April 1944 (USA)
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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.

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Storyline

A fictionalized account of the life of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. A hunter and Army Scout in the early part of his life, he rescues a US Senator and his beautiful daughter, Louisa Frederici. Cody is portrayed as someone who admires and respects the Indians and is a good friend of Yellow Hand who will eventually become Chief of the Cheyenne. Everyone else, including the military, politicians and businessmen on the other hand hate the Indians and are perfectly prepared to trample on their lands and destroy their buffalo hunting grounds. He's eventually forced to fight the Cheyenne however. He's also met a writer, Ned Buntline, who writes about Cody's exploits and he becomes a sensation when he travels East. His career is not assured however, particularly when he attacks those in positions of authority over their maltreatment of the Native American population. He eventually establishes his wild west show that becomes an international sensation. Written by garykmcd

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His adventure made him a hero.His showmanship made him a legend.

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Biography | Western

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April 1944 (USA)  »

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Aventuras de Buffalo Bill  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

Seen behind the opening and closing credits, the image of a Native American warrior on a horse is of a sculpture by American-born artist James Earle Fraser. The End of the Trail statue is located in Waupun, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. See more »

Goofs

After Kit Carson Cody dies (in 1876) the attending doctor describes diphtheria as being caused by "a germ in the water system and sewerage." However, the first recorded instance of this disease being linked to unclean drinking wells was first published in the British Medical Journal in 1880. In the 1870s, in the USA, the real cause of the disease was still unknown. See more »

Quotes

Louisa Frederici Cody: Who are you?
[the woman turns around]
Louisa Frederici Cody: An Indian! What do you mean by breaking into my room and stealing my clothes?
Dawn Starlight: I-I didn't come here to steal
Louisa Frederici Cody: Maybe you Indians have different word for it, but that my dress you have on
Dawn Starlight: I tell you I didn't come here to steal
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Featured in Siege at Red River (1954) See more »

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Hail to the Chief
(1810) (uncredited)
Written by James Sanderson
In the score for the scene with President Theodore Roosevelt
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A Great Adventure
3 March 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The story of Buffalo Bill (Joel McCrea) is showed basically in two parts, beginning in 1877: in the West, when he meets his future wife Louisa Frederici Cody (Maureen O'Hara), his friendship with the Indians, specially with Yellow Hand (Anthony Quinn), and his work, as an explorer of the wild West, ending when his wife returns to the East with his baby son and with a battle against the Cheyenne. The second part begins when he moves to the East, loses his son, separates from his wife, defends the Indians in the civilized society until his retirement. I liked this movie a lot: the battle scenes are fantastic, the story has action, romance, drama and is not corny. I do not know whether the facts are correctly presented or not, but as a movie, it is a great entertainment, recommended for all audiences. Maureen O'Hara's beauty is stunning. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): `Buffalo Bill'


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