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.
DeMille's extravagant way with history is here applied to the oft-filmed tale of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. The two (Cooper and Arthur, fresh from their success in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town) get mixed up with Buffalo Bill and a sneak who's selling guns to the Indians. Arthur tries to come to the rescue and gets herself and Cooper captured. The source of the famous Hollywood story about Quinn answering a casting call for real Indians (and DeMille did stock the cast with authentic native Americans) and performing a Cheyenne war dance with gibberish. He got the part, and won the hand of the director's daughter.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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: [to Buffalo Bill on his recent marriage] I see she hasn't cut your hair... yet.
Van Ellyn associate: But we can't sell rifles to the Indians!
Van Ellyn: I think we can... to peaceable Indians.
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Paramount executives wanted Wild Bill Hickok to survive the card-game shootout, but Cecil B. DeMille resisted and got his way.
Film debut of Hank Worden.
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