I Killed Wild Bill Hickok (1956)

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“I Killed Wild Bill Hickok” is a Western film from 1956, directed by Richard Talmadge and starring Tom Brown, Jody Lawrance, and John Kellogg.

The film is loosely based on the true story of Jack McCall (played by Tom Brown), a young man who shot and killed Wild Bill Hickok (played by John Kellogg) in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876. The film follows McCall’s journey as he becomes a professional gambler and eventually sets his sights on killing Hickok, whom he blames for his brother’s death.

As McCall travels to Deadwood and prepares to carry out his plan, he becomes involved with a young woman named Amy (played by Jody Lawrance), who is also seeking revenge against Hickok for her father’s death. Together, McCall and Amy plot to kill Hickok, but their plan goes awry when McCall’s nerves get the best of him.

The film features plenty of shootouts and horseback chases, as well as a dramatic portrayal of the final moments of Wild Bill Hickok’s life. The film also explores themes of revenge, redemption, and the consequences of one’s actions.

“I Killed Wild Bill Hickok” is a fictionalized retelling of a real historical event, and while the film takes some liberties with the facts, it offers a compelling and entertaining glimpse into the Wild West and the people who lived and died during that time.

Richard Talmadge

Johnny Carpenter

Johnny Carpenter, Helen Westcott, Tom Brown

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