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Robert Altman

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (Buffalo Bill and the Indians)

Edition 1979
123' - 1976 - Western, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Robert Altman Composer: Richard Baskin With: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy
Buffalo Bill plans 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.

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Robert Altman


Richard Baskin


Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy


Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph

Director of Photography

Paul Lohmann


Peter Appleton, Dennis M. Hill


Robert Altman

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Indians" (Arthur Kopit)




Robert Altman
Modern Football (short, 1951), The Sound of Bells (short, 1952), King Basketball (short, 1952), The Last Mile (short, 1953), How to Run a Filling Station (short, 1953), The Dirty Look (short, 1954), The Builders (short, 1954), Better Football (short, 1954), The Perfect Crime (short, 1955), The Magic Bond (short, 1956), The James Dean Story (1957), The Delinquents (1957), The Party (short, 1964), The Katherine Reed Story (short, 1965), The Happening (1967), Countdown (1967), Pot au feu (short, 1967), That Cold Day in the Park (1969), M*A*S*H (1970), Brewster McCloud (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Images (1972), The Long Goobye (1973), Thieves Like Us (1974), California Split (1974), Nashville (1975), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976), 3 Women (1977), A Wedding (1978), Quintet (1979), A Perfect Couple (1979), HealtH (1980), Popeye (1980), Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), Streamers (1983), Secret Honor (1984), Fool for Love (1985), O.C. and Stiggs (1985), Beyond Therapy (1987), Aria (1987), Vincent & Theo (1990), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Ready to Wear (1994), Kansas City (1996), The Gingerbread Man (1998), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Dr. T & the Women (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The Company (2003), A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

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