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The Plainsman (1936) was a Western - Biographical Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, William LeBaron and William H. Pine.

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THE PLAINSMAN (1936)

By Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 4, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Pandemics, social unrest, a screwed-up baseball season....none of that is going to stop me from buying cheap DVDs or Blu-rays whenever I can. My latest discount purchase is THE PLAINSMAN, a 1936 Western saga from the legendary Cecil B. DeMille. THE PLAINSMAN deals with three legends of the Old West... Read full article


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Wild Bill Hickok: That river clipper is saying good-bye to you, ma'am. Now you're going to have three long days of this prairie clipper.
Louisa Cody: But tomorrow is Sunday. Do we have to ride on Sunday?
Wild Bill Hickok: Well, there's no Sunday west of Junction City, no law west of Hayes City and no God west of Carson City.


Van Ellyn associate: But we can't sell rifles to the Indians!
Van Ellyn: I think we can... to peaceable Indians.


Wild Bill Hickok: [to Calamity Jane] Indians will sell anything. They might sell you!


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The script originally had Anthony Quinn's character entering the campsite with no concern because he thought it was the camp of another Indian. Quinn told Cecil B. DeMille that a real Indian would know the difference between a white man's camp and that of another Indian's, and should show caution when entering. When Quinn insisted, DeMille thought about it and agreed that's how the character ought to react.
An excellent horseman from his youth in Montana, Gary Cooper did most of his own riding stunts, including the shot where he rode "hanging" between two horses.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMay 31, 1937 with Jean Arthur reprising her film role.
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