Buffalo Bill (film)

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Buffalo Bill
Directed by William A. Wellman
Produced by Harry Sherman
Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by Aeneas MacKenzie
Clements Ripley
Cecile Kramer
Frank Winch - Story
John Larkin (uncredited)
Starring Joel McCrea
Maureen O'Hara
Linda Darnell
Anthony Quinn
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Edited by James B. Clark
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s)
  • April 13, 1944 (1944-04-13)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Buffalo Bill (1944) Technicolor is a biographical Western about the life of the legendary frontiersman, starring Joel McCrea and Maureen O'Hara with Linda Darnell and Anthony Quinn in supporting roles.


A fictionalized account of the life of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. A hunter and Army Scout in the early part of his life, he rescues a US Senator and his beautiful daughter, Louisa Frederici. Cody is portrayed as someone who admires and respects the Indians and is a good friend of Yellow Hand who will eventually become Chief of the Cheyenne. Everyone else, including the military, politicians and businessmen on the other hand hate the Indians and are perfectly prepared to trample on their lands and destroy their buffalo hunting grounds. He's eventually forced to fight the Cheyenne however. He's also met a writer, Ned Buntline, who writes about Cody's exploits and he becomes a sensation when he travels East. His career is not assured however, particularly when he attacks those in positions of authority over their maltreatment of the Native American population. He eventually establishes his wild west show that becomes an international sensation.[1]



  1. ^ garykmcd. "IMDB Buffalo Bill Plot Summary". Retrieved July 31, 2012. 

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