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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Paul Newman
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Paul Newman
Paul Newman
, Joel Grey
Joel Grey
, Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy
Robert Altman


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"Truth is whatever gets the loudest applause." Debunking western myths even more than he did in McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) sardonically explores the gap between western history and legend in show biz-obsessed America. Megalomaniac "Buffalo Bill" Cody (Paul Newman) assumes the legend created for him by writer Ned Buntline (Burt Lancaster), aided and abetted by his producer (Joel Grey) and his publicist (Kevin McCarthy), perpetuating myths of white triumph over savage "Injuns" in his Wild West show, as audiences cheer him on and buy his merchandise. But when Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts) joins the troupe with his interpreter (Will Sampson), his request for authenticity threatens to throw a wrench into the proceedings. Regardless of how Bill may feel about the facts, he must bow to the preferences of the paying public.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2014
UPC: 0738329141325
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:03:00
Sales rank: 61,595

Special Features

"From the Prairie to the Palace" original featurette; Original theatrical trailer; Teaser trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman William F. Cody
Joel Grey Nate Salibury
Kevin McCarthy Maj. John Burke
Harvey Keitel Ed Goodman
Allan Nicholls Prentiss Ingraham
Geraldine Chaplin Annie Oakley
John Considine Frank Butler
Will Sampson William Halsey
Burt Lancaster Ned Buntline
Robert DoQui Oswald Dart
Mike E. Kaplan Jules Keen
Bert Remsen Crutch
Denver Pyle McLaughlin
Noelle Rogers Lucille DuCharme
Evelyn Lear Nina Cavalini
Pat McCormick Grover Cleveland
Shelley Duvall Mrs. Cleveland
Michael J. Kaplan The Treasurer
Bonnie Leaders Margaret
Alex Green Whip & Fast Draw Act

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Appleton Editor
Richard Baskin Score Composer
Bob Eggenweiler Associate Producer
Dennis M. Hill Editor
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
Tony Masters Production Designer
Jack Maxsted Art Director
Chris McLaughlin Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Anthony Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Rudolph Screenwriter
David Susskind Executive Producer
Tommy Thompson Asst. Director
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Monty Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
1. Chapter 1 [:11]
2. Chapter 2 [13:16]
3. Chapter 3 [12:47]
4. Chapter 4 [14:14]
5. Chapter 5 [22:54]
6. Chapter 6 [7:56]
7. Chapter 7 [13:15]
8. Chapter 8 [17:59]
9. Chapter 9 [21:00]

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