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Young Buffalo Bill (1940)

Passed | | Western | 12 April 1940 (USA)
Buffalo Bill, who bears virtually no relation to the real one, gets in a fight over mining lands in New Mexico. Indians besiege a Spanish rancho and the U.S. Cavalry rides to the rescue.


Joseph Kane


Harrison Jacobs (screen play), Robert Yost (screen play) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Bill Cody
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Pauline Moore ... Tonia Regas
Hugh Sothern ... Don Regas
Chief Thundercloud ... Akuna
Julian Rivero ... Pancho
Trevor Bardette ... Emelio Montez
Steve Pendleton ... Jerry Calhoun (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Wade Boteler ... Colonel Joseph Calhoun
Anna Demetrio ... Elena
Estelita Zarco ... Dolores


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 Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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He perfected the art of "faster on the draw"...and gallantly steps from the pages of history to demonstrate it...(original print ad) See more »




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Cavalry Calls In Roy and Gabby
14 May 2019 | by frank4122See all my reviews

Despite the title being totally misleading, that's Hollywood for you, this is a very entertaining movie. Roy and Gabby not only have to help Col. Calhoun played by Wade Boteler, but also have to protect his bumbling son. Beautiful Pauline Moore is wonderful as Roy's love interest and the daughter of the main land owner. Although he doesn't have a major role, it was good to see Chief Thundercloud of Geronimo and Tonto fame.

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Release Date:

12 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buffalo Bill, Plainsman See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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