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I Killed Wild Bill Hickok

I Killed Wild Bill Hickok(1956)

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All cast and crew credits appear at the end of the story. Following opening title cards that read: "The Wheeler Company presents An Edgar Franklin Production I Killed Wild Bill Hickok," voice-over narration by actor John Forbes as his character, "Johnny Rebel," is heard. Forbes's narration is heard intermittently throughout the film. Forbes was a pseudonym for John Carpenter, who also produced and wrote the picture. Actor Stan Jolley's surname was misspelled onscreen as "Jolly." Although the print bears a 1954 copyright date, the film was not registered with the Copyright Office.
       Despite the appearance of the character "Wild Bill Hickok," the film does not accurately portray the death of the real Bill Hickok, who was shot by Jack McCall in 1873 in Deadwood, SD. For information about the real Hickok, please see the entry for The Plainsman in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40. According to its press kit, I Killed Wild Bill Hickok was shot at the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth, CA.