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1 | 2
Release Date:
1 March 1955 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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Dickie Jones ... Buffalo Bill Jr. (42 episodes, 1955-1956)
Nancy Gilbert ... Calamity (42 episodes, 1955-1956)
Harry Cheshire ... Judge Ben 'Fair and Square' Wiley / ... (42 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bob Woodward ... Stage Driver / ... (21 episodes, 1955-1956)
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Series Directed by
George Archainbaud (19 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ray Nazarro (10 episodes, 1955)
Frank McDonald (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
D. Ross Lederman (2 episodes, 1956)

Thomas Carr (unknown episodes)
John English (unknown episodes)
William McCarthy (unknown episodes)
Don McDougall (unknown episodes)
Robert G. Walker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Gangelin (4 episodes, 1955)
Maurice Geraghty (4 episodes, 1955)
Eric Freiwald (3 episodes, 1955)
Samuel Newman (3 episodes, 1955)
Robert Schaefer (3 episodes, 1955)
John K. Butler (2 episodes, 1955)
Paul Franklin (2 episodes, 1955)
Orville H. Hampton (2 episodes, 1955)
Oliver Drake (2 episodes, 1956)

Series Produced by
Louis Gray .... producer (25 episodes, 1955-1956)
Gene Autry .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1955-1956)

Eric Jenson .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Carl Cotner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
William Bradford (25 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jack Wheeler (14 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bruce B. Pierce (10 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Production Management
Armand Schaefer .... executive in charge of production (25 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Neufeld .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1955-1956)
Glenn Cook .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Sound Department
Jack F. Lilly .... sound (2 episodes, 1956)
Harold E. Wooley .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Stunts
Bob Woodward .... stunt double: Dick Jones (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Editorial Department
Anthony Wollner .... supervising editor / supervising film editor (24 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Music Department
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (25 episodes, 1955-1956)
 

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30 min (42 episodes)
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Dick Jones, who starred as Buffalo Bill Jr., also played "Dick West" the sidekick to _"The Range Rider"(1951)_, another Western series that was still seen regularly at the time of this series.See more »

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"He's The Son Of A Son Of A Gun", 10 November 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Gene Autry was in television in a major way during its early days. Not just as an actor on his own show, but his Flying A productions brought many other shows to television like Range Rider, Annie Oakley and this one Buffalo Bill, Jr.

The premise for this show involved a kinder, gentler Judge Roy Bean character, Judge Ben 'Fair and Square' Wiley played by Harry Cheshire. That moniker was always how he was addressed and referred to. Cheshire found the young adolescent Dick Jones roaming the Black Hills after an Indian massacre of a wagon train. The adolescent was carrying an infant girl who was to grow up to be Nancy Gilbert.

Wiley took them in and raised them and renamed them after those western icons Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane. Jones was most assuredly not the son of Bill Cody. But he certainly could ride and shoot.

From his earliest days Jones was a trick rider and all around western performer since his discovery by movie cowboy hero Hoot Gibson. He got into acting and kept real busy as a child actor, probably most famous as the Senate page in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Jones was in that tradition of Hollywood child stars who grew up and played callow youths until way beyond his actual years. Jones was 28 when he played Buffalo Bill, Jr. and his family name in the show was Bridger who was certainly another western icon.

As this was a kid's show young Jones had absolutely no contact with the opposite sex other than helping to raise his kid sister. The more sophisticated audience of today would not appreciate this film. Still it wasn't a bad series for the year it lasted.

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