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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson [DVD] [1976]

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Overview

Special Features

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

Synopsis

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
"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. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Paul Newman
    Paul Newman - William F. Cody
  • Joel Grey
    Joel Grey - Nate Salibury
  • Kevin McCarthy
    Kevin McCarthy - Maj. John Burke
  • Harvey Keitel
    Harvey Keitel - Ed Goodman
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    Allan Nicholls - Prentiss Ingraham
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