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The Plainsman (1966)

Approved | | Western | August 1966 (USA)
Calamity Jane tries to help Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock stop an Indian war.

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David Lowell Rich
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Murray ... Wild Bill Hickok
Guy Stockwell ... Buffalo Bill Cody
Abby Dalton ... Calamity Jane
Bradford Dillman ... Lt. Stiles
Henry Silva ... Crazy Knife
Simon Oakland ... Chief Black Kettle
Leslie Nielsen ... Col. George Armstrong Custer
Edward Binns ... Lattimer
Michael Evans ... Estrick
Percy Rodrigues ... Brother John (as Percy Rodriguez)
Terry Wilson ... Sgt. Womack
Walter Burke ... Abe Ireland
Emily Banks ... Louisa Cody
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Calamity Jane tries to help Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock stop an Indian war.

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Taglines:

When the land needed law... When the West needed taming... When adventure needed a giant... They sent for the Plainsman!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1000 Gewehre für Golden Hill See more »

Filming Locations:

Wolf Hole Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At one stage, this was envisaged as a Steve Mcqueen and Sophia Loren starring vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Calamity Jane: You see, men have got the whole world right in their punch. And you've got to show them that you are strong as they are. If you run after them they run away. And if you run away and try to get them to follow, honey they get tired mighty quick! If you are honest with them and you tell them what you think well then they get scared because they think that you see right through them. If you hold them the reins tight then they drop and escape. So maybe you're gentle and thought and you give them a ...
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Remake of The Plainsman (1936) See more »

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Entertaining western
15 March 2016 | by telegraficSee all my reviews

Well, let's face it: this film will never win an academy award, but it's still a nice decent entertainment with humour touches. Fine acting and a typical plot make this film a good Indians and cowboys one. This is a remake of 1936 Cecil B. De Mille's The Plainsman with Gary Cooper. Here Don Murray plays Will Bill Hickok, Guy Stockwell William Cody and Abby Dalton Calamity Jane. All of them do it all right although no sparkling. Leslie Nielse appears in the end of the movie as col. Custer. Beautiful scenery (the opening credits and first meeting between Hickok and chief Black Kettle specially) and nice script (see the scene where Calamity Jane talks with Cody's wife about men). So do not expect a ten star film but still worth watching.


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