The Plainsman

The Plainsman

Director: Cecil B. DeMille Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison


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Some of the biggest names in cinema history join forces to bring this spectacular Western extravaganza to the big screen. Now viewers can witness all the thrills of the wild West in the comfort of their living room thanks to this release from Universal Home Video. The feature is presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and features audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 with optional Spanish and French subtitles. Extra features include an original theatrical trailer.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2004
UPC: 0025192121029
Original Release: 1937
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 2,948

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cooper Wild Bill Hickok
Jean Arthur Calamity Jane
James Ellison Buffalo Bill Cody
Charles Bickford John Latimer
Helen Burgess Louisa Cody
Porter Hall Jack McCall
Paul Harvey Chief Yellow Hand
Victor Varconi Painted Horse
John Miljan Gen. George Armstrong Custer
Frank Albertson Young Trooper
Frank McGlynn Abraham Lincoln
Granville Bates Van Ellyn
Purnell Pratt Capt. Wood
Fred Kohler Jake
George "Gabby" Hayes Breezy
Charles Judels Tony, the barber
Tex Driscoll Actor
Franklin Farnum Actor
Charles Herzinger William H. Seward
William Humphrey Hugh McCulloch
Noble Johnson Actor
Jane Keckley Actor
Fred Kohler Jack
Wilbur Mack Actor
James Mason Actor
Ted Oliver Actor
Bud Osborne Actor
Francis Sayles Actor
Charles Stevens Injun Charlie
Blackjack Ward Actor
Stanhope Wheatcroft Actor
Cora Shumway Actor
Pat Moriarity Sgt. McGinnis
Harry Woods Quartermaster Sergeant
Anthony Quinn Cheyenne Warrior
Francis McDonald River Gambler
George Ernest An Urchin
George MacQuarrie Gen. Merritt
Fuzzy Knight Miner Dave
Irving Bacon Hysterical Trooper
George Cleveland Van Ellyn's Assistant
Francis Ford Veteran
Lona Andre Southern Belle
Arthur Aylesworth Van Ellyn Assistant
Hank Bell Bit part
Lane Chandler Bit part
Davison Clark James Speed
Edgar Dearing Custer's Messenger
Wadsworth Harris William Dennison
John Hyams Schuyler Colfax
Sidney Jarvis Gideon Welles
Edwin Maxwell Stanton
Leila McIntyre Mary Todd Lincoln
Gail Sheridan Bit part
Mark Strong Wells Fargo Agent
Harry Stubbs John F. Usher
Bruce Warren Captain of the Lizzie Gill
Douglas Wood Van Ellyn Assistant
Hank Worden Deadwood Townsman
Dennis O'Keefe Bit part

Technical Credits
Cecil B. DeMille Director,Producer
Roland Anderson Art Director
George Antheil Score Composer
Anne Bauchens Editor
Courtney Riley Cooper Original Story
Joe de Young Costumes/Costume Designer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Dwight Franklin Costumes/Costume Designer
A.E. Freudeman Set Decoration/Design
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Grover Jones Original Story
Harold Lamb Screenwriter
Harry Lindgren Sound/Sound Designer
Jeannie Macpherson Screenwriter
Victor Milner Cinematographer
Boris Morros Musical Direction/Supervision
William Pine Producer
Lynn Riggs Screenwriter
George Robinson Cinematographer
Natalie Visart Costumes/Costume Designer
Dewey Wrigley Special Effects
Waldemar Young Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Go West, Young Man (Main Titles) [7:27]
2. Wild Bill & Buffalo Bill [6:46]
3. Ante Up [5:25]
4. Calamity Jane [7:15]
5. Reporting to General Custer [4:26]
6. Doing My Part [5:48]
7. Uninvited Guests [6:00]
8. Captured [4:22]
9. Tortured for the Truth [8:45]
10. Under Siege [1:03]
11. Here Comes the Cavalry [8:34]
12. Let Bullets Fly [7:53]
13. Dead or Alive [6:53]
14. I'm Bringing You Back [6:47]
15. Meet Me in Deadwood [7:51]
16. Times Are Changing [4:15]
17. Playing His Own Hand [5:28]
18. End Titles [7:17]

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The Plainsman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the advent of the HBO series Deadwood, many of you by your own means have discovered this American western classic, directed by Cecil B. Demile and starring one of the greatest westerners ever Gary Cooper. The Plainsman will hold you in its' hand from start to finish. How can you say that this is Cooper's finest performance yet I say that if you have not seen his performance in The Plainsman then I say that your Gary Cooper experince is incomplete. Just try to forget that this is a Cecil B. Demille movie and naturally historical accuracy goes out the window. Try if you can to ignore the list of western legends that pass through this movie, James Butler Hickok{Wild Bill}, Buffalo Bill Cody, G. A. Custer, Calamity Jane, Jack McCall, and Custers' scout Gabby Hayes{Breezy}. Somehow the glory and essence of all these characters are captured by the great manipulator Demille. See the marvelous story telling skill of Cooper while trapped with the cavalry on the river. And wonder out loud about Coopers'lighning fast draw of two pistols and maintaining that tight killer grin with his lips. Great quotes from Hickoks' life are caught if you know where to look but don't miss the quote 'you're not leaving town Latimer unless dead men can walk' for anything, a direct quote from young Hickok in Springfield, Mo. Jean Arthurs' Calamity Jane is marvelous in her lose/lose situation with Coopers' Hickok. This is the movie that contains the classic scene where Coop is held over the fire pit to make Calamity tell the chief where the soldiers take many, many bullets. In the end, Hickok is pensive and reflective as he surely must have been in real life, 'Mrs, Cody was right, what right do I have to say who is to live and who is to die' also is captured. So we have a wonderful movie that reminds the young and old alike that at one time all at once, all of these legends really did co-exist together as only Demille could present