The Plainsman

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Universal Pictures Released 1936

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The Plainsman

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Director:
Cecil B. DeMille
Released:
1936
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The Plainsman is an iconic western drama directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Weaving truth and fiction, the film tells the story of Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper) who has just been released from the Union Army at the end of the Civil War. On his way west, Hickok runs into Buffalo Bill Cody (James Ellison) on a paddle steamer heading up the Missouri river. As they disembark from the paddle steamer, the two meet Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur), a stage-coach driver on her way to Hays, Kansas. Along the way, Jane is captured by Indians using repeating rifles purchased from John Lattimer (Charles Bickford), an evil arms dealer unloading excess rifles from the war. When Hickok tries to bargain for Jane's release, he also is captured. Yellow Hand (Paul Harvey), the Cheyenne chieftain, tells Hickok he has gone to war because the U.S. Government reneged on its deal to let them keep their land. Yellow Hand threatens to burn Hickok alive unless he tells them the location of train resupplying the government forces. Hickok refuses, but Jane finally gives in to save his life. Yellow Hand, true to his word, releases the duo who head straight back to the Fort to save the troops from almost certain annihilation. In the end, Hickok and Jane are forced to flee to South Dakota, pursued by Buffalo Bill Cody, after a series of misunderstandings and murders.moreless
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