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Director  Mack V. Wright
Producer  Harry S. Webb
Duration  
Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Western
Cinematography  Benjamin H. Kline
Language  English
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok movie poster
Writer  John Peere Miles, George Rosener, George Arthur Durlam, Dallas M. Fitzgerald, Tom Gibson, Charles Arthur Powell
Release date  June 30, 1938 (1938-06-30)
Prequel  The Secret of Treasure Island
Cast  Bill Elliott (Wild Bill Hickok), Monte Blue (Mr. Cameron), Carole Wayne (Ruth Cameron), Frankie Darro (Jerry), Dickie Jones (Buddy), Sammy McKim (Boots)
Similar movies  Red River, The Showdown, Cattle Drive, Hang 'em High, The Big Country, Monsters

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The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938) is a Columbia movie serial. It was the fourth of the fifty-seven serials released by Columbia and their first western serial. The serial was the first from a new production company, the previous three serials had been produced by Weiss Brothers.

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Plot

Wild Bill Hickok, U.S. Marshal in Abilene, Kansas, is sent to stop the mysterious "Phantom Riders" from disrupting the cattle drives across the Chisholm Trail and construction of a new railroad.

Cast

  • Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Hickok, U.S. Marshal. This serial was the source of actor Gordon Nance's subsequent screenname "Wild Bill" Elliot. He had previously worked under the name "Gordon Elliott". The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok was Wild Bill Elliot's first starring role. In addition to his screenname, he gained such trademarks as buckskins, reversed holsters and the catchphrase "I'm a peaceable man," from this serial.
  • Monte Blue as Mr Cameron
  • Carole Wayne as Ruth Cameron
  • Frankie Darro as Jerry/Little Brave Heart
  • Dickie Jones as Buddy
  • Sammy McKim as Boots
  • Kermit Maynard as Kit Lawson, Army scout
  • Roscoe Ates as Oscar 'Snake-Eyes' Smith
  • Monte Collins as Danny, printer
  • Reed Hadley as Jim Blakely
  • Chief Thundercloud as Chief Gray Eagle
  • Ray Mala as Little Elk
  • Robert Fiske as Morrell, villain and leader of the Phantom Raiders
  • Walter Wills as Joshua Bruce
  • J.P. McGowan as Scudder, trail Leader
  • Eddie Waller as Stone
  • Stunts

  • Gene Alsace
  • Chuck Hamilton
  • Ted Mapes
  • Carl Mathews
  • Kermit Maynard
  • Tom Steele
  • Francis Walker
  • The serial was shot in Johnson Canyon, Three Lakes, and Parry Lodge in Utah.

    Critical reception

    The Motion Picture Herald called this serial "a compliment to its title."

    Influence

    The name of Wild Bill Hickok stuck with Bill Elliot so much that Columbia made a series of Hickok westerns with him.

    Chapter titles

    1. The Law of the Gun
    2. Stampede
    3. Blazing Terror
    4. Mystery Canyon
    5. Flaming Brands
    6. The Apache Killer
    7. Prowling Wolves
    8. The Pit
    9. Ambush
    10. Savage Vengeance
    11. Burning Waters
    12. Desperation
    13. Phantom Bullets
    14. The Lure
    15. Trail's End

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    References

    The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Wikipedia
    The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok IMDb The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok themoviedb.org


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