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The Plainsman

The Plainsman(1937)

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  • The cavalry sequences were shot with members of the Wyoming National Guard. Two guardsmen were badly hurt during filming of a charge scene.
  • 2,000 Indian actors were used as extras for the Custer massacre sequence.
  • Paramount executives wanted Wild Bill Hickok to survive the card-game shootout, but director DeMille resisted and got his way.
  • Anthony Quinn told Cecil B. DeMille that he spoke fluent Cheyenne. Quinn's description of the Custer Battle is gibberish, but DeMille was impressed.

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