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Buffalo Bill and the Indians or, Sitting Bull's history lesson
Altman, Robert, 1925-2006.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Santa Monica, CA] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Although Buffalo Bill has fought Indians and Civil War battles, nothing can prepare him for his newest challenge: show business! His 'Wild West Show' is hugely popular, but when he signs a former enemy, Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, for a featured role, a hysterical clash of cultures reverberates far beyond the boundaries of their sprawling outdoor theater. And the complications only multiply when the troupe discovers it must put on a special command performance-- for none other than the President of the United States!"--Container.
General Note:
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1).

"Suggested by the play Indians by Arthur Kopit."

Originally released as a motion picture in 1976.


Special features: From the prairie to the palace, original featurette ; original theatrical trailer ; teaser trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.


Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
DVD 2880 Adult DVD Central Library
DVD 2880 Adult DVD Audio Visual

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Buffalo Bill decides to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda involving the President and General Custer.

Author Notes

Actor Paul Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio on January 26, 1925. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1949 and later studied acting at Yale University and at the Actors' Studio in New York City. He made his Broadway debut in 1953 in Picnic and his film debut in The Silver Chalice in 1954. His film roles include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Bird of Youth, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and Road to Perdition. In 1987, he won an Oscar for The Color of Money. He also won two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy Award. One of his last roles was the voice of Doc Hudson in the 2006 animated movie Cars.

In 1982, he founded Newman's Own, a line of food products, with writer A. E. Hotchner. He established a policy that all proceeds from the sale of Newman's Own products, after taxes, would be donated to charity. He and Hotchner co-wrote a memoir entitled Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good about this subject. He also established the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which is a residential summer camp for seriously ill children.He died after a long battle with lung cancer on September 26, 2008 at the age of 83.

(Bowker Author Biography)