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Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 31 January 1942 (USA)
In 1870s Montana, Wild Bill Hickok fights against injustices brought upon the settlers by a crooked land-developer aided by a dishonest sheriff and illegal land-grabbers.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Charles Grayson (original screenplay), Paul Gerard Smith (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Constance Bennett ... Belle Andrews
Bruce Cabot ... Wild Bill Hickok
Warren William ... Harry Farrel
Betty Brewer ... Jane 'Janey' Nolan
Walter Catlett ... Sylvester W. Twigg
Ward Bond ... Sheriff Edmunds
Howard Da Silva ... Ringo - the Prosecutor (as Howard da Silva)
Frank Wilcox ... Jim Martin - Ned's Lawyer
Faye Emerson ... Peg - Chorus Girl
Lucia Carroll ... Flora - Chorus Girl
Julie Bishop ... Violet - Chorus Girl
Russell Simpson ... Edward 'Ned' Nolan
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Judge Henry Hathaway
Lillian Yarbo ... Daisy - Belle's Maid
Cliff Clark ... Vic Kersey
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Storyline

Belle Andrews' (Constance Bennett) gambling hall burns down in the Chicago fire of 1871 and, now penniless, she accepts Jim Farrel's (Warren William) invitation to accompany him to Powder River, Montana, to open a gambling casino. Farrel has plans to get control of all the land in Powder River by hiring henchmen to file claims on the land, a proceeding overlooked by the settlers. On the stagecoach to Powder River, they meet Wild Bill Hickok (Bruce Cabot). Once there, Farrel has his claim jumpers go to work, and even has Ned Nolan (Russell Simpson) convicted of a framed-up murder charge, and fixes the jury just to be safe. Hickok then begins to organize the settlers to fight back against Farrel. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

WILD! That's How He Lived! That's How He Loved! That's How He Fought! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bill Hickok komt terug See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(re-release) (edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in Tucson Tuesday 21 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Boston Friday 21 September 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Salt Lake City Monday 26 November 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), and in Indianapolis Thursday 3 January 1957 on WISH (Channel 8). See more »

Goofs

Ray Teal is credited onscreen as "Beadle", but when he is sworn in as a witness, his name is "Jack Handley". Similarly, Dick Botiller is credited as "Sager" but is called "Mr. Knox", and Elliott Sullivan is credited as "Bart Hanna" but is called "Mr. Harris". See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady Got a Shady Deal
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Charles Newman
Sung by Constance Bennett and chorus in the casino
Reprised by Jane Jones, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson, Bud Jamison and chorus in the casino
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A Notation on Soundtrack Info
5 October 2009 | by rchrdjeromeSee all my reviews

I just read the comment left by the gentleman back in 2005 and am really glad he enjoyed the film. I only wish to correct the info here under "soundtracks". "The Lady Got a Shady Deal" was composed by my grandfather, M.K.Jerome, as noted, but the lyric was written by Charles Newman, not 20th Century-Fox composer Alfred Newman. For some strange reason neither are credited on the film itself. M.K. had to rehearse Bennett in the song of course, and said she wasn't exactly a picnic to work with! My father (who was then working on the lot as a messenger) said he had to help Bennett the day she came to the music dept. to rehearse with my grandfather. She came out in the "Grand Manner" of the stars of the period, chauffeured limo, maid, secretary, dogs and husband Gilbert Roland all bringing up the rear. But, having said all that, I've always loved Bennett's work, which is what prompted me to look this title up in the first place, and as somebody else said, in reference to "After Office Hours", she deserves to be remembered!


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