The Plainsman (1936)

The Plainsman (1936)

  • 6.9
  • 113 mins
  • Western


With the end of the North American Civil War, the manufacturers of repeating rifles find a profitable means of making money selling the weapons to the North American Indians, using the front man John Lattimer to sell the rifles to the Cheyenne. While traveling in a stagecoach with Calamity Jane and William "Buffalo Bill" Cody and his young wife Louisa Cody that want to settle down in Hays City managing a hotel, Wild Bill Hickok finds the guide Breezy wounded by arrows and telling that the Indians are attacking a fort using repeating rifles. Hickok meets Gen. George A. Custer that assigns Buffalo Bill to guide a troop with ammunition to help the fort. Meanwhile the Cheyenne kidnap Calamity Jane, forcing Hickok to expose himself to rescue her.—Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Short Review

The Plainsman is another of those action-crammed, spectacular and inaccurate canvases that Mr. De Mille delights to paint and audiences generally are delighted to see.


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