Every once in a while, DeMille and his small army of writers stumble upon an actual historical fact. Bill Cody did fight to the death with an Indian chief named Yellow Hand. George Custer and James Butler Hickok did both buy the farm in the summer of 1876. (Custer’s Last Stand is handled imaginatively, if cheaply, as a vision narrated by a wandering Cheyenne warrior–none other than C.B.’s son-in-law Anthony Quinn in one of his earliest screen appearances.) Jack McCall (veteran weasel Porter Hall) did find himself in Deadwood, South Dakota, at the same time Wild Bill was drawing aces and eights in a poker game … though McCall was not necessarily affiliated with DeMille’s favorite villain, Charles Bickford, in the business of running guns to the Indians.
includes original theatrical trailer
1937, 113 minutes, B7W