JR Marchent condenses his enthusiasm for old-fashioned Westerns into an action-packed, matinee-style adventure in which Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane band together to break an arms-dealing gang and fight off the marauding Sioux.
I suspect that summary will have most people avoiding this one, but if you have a fondness for traditional Westerns there’s a great deal to enjoy here. Marchent exhibits his customary professionalism and stages some impressive large-scale action scenes, while the performers approach their roles with similar enthusiasm.
You get Rik Van Nutter as Buffalo Bill, who has to defend himself against some fashionable anti-imperialist/pro-Indian sentiments from a liberal young woman (who later falls in love with him anyway), Adrian Hoven as a drunken Hickock (not at all like the Hickock of folklore), and Gloria Milland as a fiery Calamity Jane (not at all like Doris Day).
Perfect for indulging one’s schoolboy fantasies (I get the impression that’s was the director was doing), but not exactly the most revolutionary of European Westerns.