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The Plainsman (1937)

February 14, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive, Cecilia de Mille Presley and The Cecil B. DeMille Foundation present “The Greatest Showman: Cecil B. DeMille.”

The Plainsman (1937)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

As profiteers sell sophisticated rifles to Indians, General George Custer enlists newly-married and domesticated “Buffalo” Bill Cody (James Ellison) to transport ammunitions to a key fort, and “Wild” Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper), a confirmed bachelor but carrying a torch for stagecoach drive “Calamity” Jane (Jean Arthur), to neutralize warlike Sioux Chief Yellow Hand. Mixed results await the iconic American heroes of this epic adventure, whose friendship forms the centerpiece of this nostalgic apologia to American expansionism.

Paramount Pictures, Inc. Producer: Cecil B. DeMille. Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Screenwriter: Waldemar Young, Harold Lamb, Lynn Riggs. Cinematographer: Victor Milner, George Robinson. Editor: Anne Bauchens. Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford, Helen Burgess.

35mm, b/w, 113 min.

Preceded by:
Trailer for “The Greatest Show on Earth” (1952)

35mm, color, approx. 3 min

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website



February 14, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States