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The Plainsman

  • Film

Time Out says

A little too self-consciously epic (it begins with Mrs Lincoln reminding the President that they'll be late for the theatre) and much too reliant on back-projection, but still an enjoyably spectacular Western which rambles through the familiar parade of gun-runners, Indian uprisings and figures from history (ruthlessly telescoped to get them all in, including a nobly heroic Custer). Cooper's fine, sombre portrayal of Wild Bill Hickok (lumbered with a skittishly romantic Calamity Jane, but nevertheless allowed to meet his death at the hands of Jack McCall) seems to come from another, altogether less trivial movie.
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Release Details

  • Duration:113 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Cecil B DeMille
  • Screenwriter:Waldemar Young, Harold Lamb, Lynn Riggs
  • Cast:
    • Gary Cooper
    • Jean Arthur
    • James Ellison
    • Charles Bickford
    • Porter Hall
    • Victor Varconi
    • John Miljan
    • Gabby Hayes
    • Anthony Quinn
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