The Plainsman


1h 32m 1966

Film Details

Genre
Western
Release Date
Sep 1966
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the screenplay for the film The Plainsman written by Waldemar Young, Harold Lamb and Lynn Riggs (Paramount, 1937).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Path├ęcolor)

Synopsis

Wild Bill Hickok is ambushed by a band of Cheyenne Indians headed by Crazy Knife. Chief Black Kettle intercedes, and Wild Bill is allowed to leave, but without his horse and boots. After hitching a ride on a stage driven by Calamity Jane, he reports to Army Lieutenant Stiles that the Indians now have repeater rifles. The inexperienced officer, however, treats the intelligence with indifference. Later, at the local saloon, Wild Bill meets his old friend Buffalo Bill Cody and Cody's new bride, Louisa. After they have parted, Wild Bill catches Lattimer, a stranger, cheating at poker and forces him to leave. Soon after, Wild Bill and Cody are captured by Indians armed with repeater rifles, and Calamity also is taken prisoner by Crazy Knife. During his captivity Wild Bill learns that the repeater rifles are being supplied by Lattimer. Consequently, when Calamity and Wild Bill are rescued, Lattimer is arrested and delivered to the sheriff. As Col. George Custer takes over the Army post, Calamity declares her undying love for Wild Bill.

Film Details

Genre
Western
Release Date
Sep 1966
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the screenplay for the film The Plainsman written by Waldemar Young, Harold Lamb and Lynn Riggs (Paramount, 1937).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Path├ęcolor)

Quotes

I ought to notch your ears for you. A man like you ought to be marked.
- Wild Bill Hickok

Trivia

Notes

Previously filmed by Cecil B. De Mille and released through Paramount Pictures in 1937.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1966

Remake of 1937 original with Gary Cooper.

Released in United States 1966