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By 1885, beloved cavalryman Buffalo Bill Cody (Paul Newman) has hired a publicist and producer to help shape and promote his traveling Wild West show, which presents historically inaccurate reenactments of conflicts between U.S. troops and Native Americans. Cody hires Chief Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts) to play himself, as a villain, in stagings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. But, to Cody's dismay, star performer Annie Oakley (Geraldine Chaplin) and spectators both take to Sitting Bull.

Cast & Crew

Paul Newman
William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
Burt Lancaster
The Legend Maker , Ned Buntline
Joel Grey
Nate Salisbury (Cody's partner)
Kevin McCarthy
Maj. John M. Burke (general press agent)
Mike Kaplan
The Treasurer , Jules Keen
John Considine
Frank Butler
Frank Kaquitts
Sitting Bull
Arthur L. Kopit
Writer
Dennis J. Parrish
Set Decoration
Jack Maxsted
Art Direction
Anthony Masters
Production Manager
Paul Lohmann
Cinematographer
Richard Baskin
Original Music
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Critic Reviews for Buffalo Bill and the Indians

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (5)

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  • Mar 30, 2012
    A simple, minor, funny and entretaining piece of art.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2011
    Though a minor work, Newman is hilarious in the role and Altman paints another vivid picture.
    Graham J Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2011
    Another robert altman gem from the 70s, and a enjoyable grumpy role from newman. here focusing on buffalo bill now the main attraction at a wild west show, and the arrival of sitting bull another legend, coming to the show. a western that isnt like your typical western, here just concentrating on the going ons at this attraction and the friction sitting bulls arrival brings. enjoyable and certainly altman fans will get more out of it than most.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2010
    In the same off-beat comedy style as Robert Altman's M*A*S*H*.
    Sean G Super Reviewer

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