Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Plainsman

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The Plainsman from November 16, 1936 directed by Cecile B. DeMille brings you Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in the story of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, the hardest boiled pair of lovers who ever rode the plains. With the end of the American Civil War, military industrialists are left with an oversupply of weapons. Some of the more unscrupulous ones view the Indians as possible new customers. Having been just discharged from the Union Army, Wild Bill Hickok is making his way back west. On a paddle steamer, he bumps into his old army scout colleague, Buffalo Bill Cody and his new bride. Later, Calamity Jane is the driver of their stagecoach to Hays, Kansas. Lux Radio Theater aired the radio adaptation May 31, 1937.

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