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Film, Video The life of Buffalo Bill. Parts I-III Life of Buffalo Bill / Erroneous title: Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East

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Title

  • The life of Buffalo Bill. Parts I-III

Other Title

  • Life of Buffalo Bill
  • Erroneous title: Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East

Summary

  • Several events from Buffalo Bill Cody's life are reenacted in the form of dreamed flashbacks. Many scenes are from the Wild West show scenarios, including Buffalo Bill taking the scalp of Yellow Hand, an Indian attack on a wagon train, and a posse chase of a bandit named "Buck McCandell". The film is bookended by shots of the real Buffalo Bill preparing to nap at the beginning, and then awakening at the end.

Names

  • O'Brien, John B., direction
  • Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co
  • Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co., 1912.

Headings

  • -  Buffalo Bill,--1846-1917
  • -  Entertainers--United States
  • -  Scouts (Reconnaissance)--West (U.S.)
  • -  Pioneers--West (U.S.)
  • -  Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)

Genre

  • Biographical films
  • Historical films
  • Short films
  • Silent films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  J170003 J170004 J170005 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co.; 8Jun1912: J170003-05.
  • -  Appearing: William F. Cody.
  • -  Beginning and end titles lacking.
  • -  Title of film from interior title. Although interior titles exist for part II and part III, and there are three copyright registration numbers, the three parts do not appear to have been distributed or shown separately.
  • -  Sources used: Sandra Sagala's Buffalo Bill on the silver screen, p. 32-52; The William F. Cody Archive WWW sited, viewed June 8, 2015.
  • -  16 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FRA 3572 to FSC 0781.
  • -  16 mm non-viewing print renumbered: FRA 3606 to FSE 2501.
  • -  Running time for digital viewing copy in Packard Campus Workflow Application (PCWA) is only 26 minutes. NSR and PCWA files were compared for content and are identical. Difference in running time is probably due to different playback speed.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (41 min.) : si., b&w.
  • viewing print 3 film reels of 3 on 1 (940 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 3 film reels of 3 on 1 (940 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 3 film reels of 3 on 1 (940 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 3 film reels of 3 on 1 (940 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 1981 (viewing print)
  • FLA 1982 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FSC 0781 (dupe neg pic)
  • FSE 2501 (non-viewing print)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015600175

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co, and Ernst. The life of Buffalo Bill. Parts I-III. directeds by O'Brien, John B.Ection United States: Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co, 1912. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015600175/.

APA citation style:

Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co & Ernst. (1912) The life of Buffalo Bill. Parts I-III. O'Brien, J. B. E., dir United States: Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015600175/.

MLA citation style:

Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co, and Ernst. The life of Buffalo Bill. Parts I-III. dir by O'Brien, John B.Ection United States: Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill Film Co, 1912. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015600175/>.