Monday, February 16, 2009
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill
Les aventures de Buffalo Bill – French title
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill – English title
A 1909 French production [Safety Bioscope Co. (Paris)]
Director: Joë Hamman (Jean Hamman)
Screenplay: William F. Cody (William Frederick Cody)
Cinematography: [black & white]
Running time: 10 minutes
Story: 5 part film series.
Buffalo Bill - Joë Hamman (Jean Hamman)
Joë Hamman, a Frenchman, had gone to the United States when he was 17 and lived on an Indian Reservation. Hamman joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and returned with the show to France. Joe decided to remain in his homeland and made a series of westerns filmed in the Camargue region. Using the cattle and horse ranches of his friend Folco de Baroncelli, he invited the American Indians from Buffalo Bill’s show to partake in several of his films, one of which was the five part film series of “The Adventures of Buffalo Bill”.