GenreAction, Western CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline LanguageEnglish
WriterJohn Peere Miles, George Rosener, George Arthur Durlam, Dallas M. Fitzgerald, Tom Gibson, Charles Arthur Powell Release dateJune 30, 1938 (1938-06-30) PrequelThe Secret of Treasure Island CastBill Elliott (Wild Bill Hickok), Monte Blue (Mr. Cameron), Carole Wayne (Ruth Cameron), Frankie Darro (Jerry), Dickie Jones (Buddy), Sammy McKim (Boots) Similar moviesRed 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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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.
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
The serial was shot in Johnson Canyon, Three Lakes, and Parry Lodge in Utah.
The Motion Picture Herald called this serial "a compliment to its title."
The name of Wild Bill Hickok stuck with Bill Elliot so much that Columbia made a series of Hickok westerns with him.