BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS OR SITTING BULL’S HISTORY LESSON (Theatrical Release USA 1976)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson—great actors…who doesn’t love the sophistication and charisma of Paul Newman?—just doesn’t ring the circus bell. The presentation? Good. Everything good…but it somehow misses entertainment value and its interest factor in the finished product.

 Storyline

 Buffalo Bill adds Sitting Bull to his Wild West Show.

Photograph Courtesty of Wikipedia

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Altman for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Dino De Laurentiis and David Susskind for making the film possible.  Additional characters/cast include: Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman), The Producer (Joel Grey), The Publicist (Kevin McCarthy), The Relative (Harvey Keitel), The Journalist (Allan F. Nichols), Sure Shot (Geraldine Chaplin), Wrangler (Robert DoQui), Treasurer (Mike Kaplan), Bartender (Bert Remsen), Mezzo (Bonnie Leaders), Coloratura (Noelle Rogers), Soprano (Evelyn Lear), Indian Agent (Denver Pyle), and Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts).

 Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?   

No. The film is what it is and unfortunately is not enough.

Ben Meyers


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