Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail (1925)

Western | 24 October 1925

Director:

Frank Mattison

Cinematographer:

Bert Longenecker

Editor:

Al Martin

Production Company:

Sunset Productions
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HISTORY

In contemporary sources, the film was variously referred to as With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail and On the U. P. Trail. For biographical information about Buffalo Bill Cody, see the entry for the 1944 Twentieth Century-Fox picture, Buffalo Bill.
       A Sunset Productions advertisement in the 24 Oct 1925 Exhibitors Herald listed With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail as one of six similarly titled films (including 1926’s With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo and 1927’s With Sitting Bull at the Spirit Lake Massacre [see entries]) for which states’ rights territories were still available. An issue date of 24 Oct 1925 was cited in the 31 Oct 1925 Exhibitors Herald. The film was scheduled to open on 15 Nov 1925 at the Grand Theatre in Kokomo, IN, and on 5 Dec 1925 at the Liberty Theatre in Klamath Falls, OR, according to items in the 14 Nov 1925 Kokomo Tribune and 3 Dec 1925 [Klamath Falls, OR] Evening Herald. Regional openings throughout the U.S. continued through ...

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In contemporary sources, the film was variously referred to as With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail and On the U. P. Trail. For biographical information about Buffalo Bill Cody, see the entry for the 1944 Twentieth Century-Fox picture, Buffalo Bill.
       A Sunset Productions advertisement in the 24 Oct 1925 Exhibitors Herald listed With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail as one of six similarly titled films (including 1926’s With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo and 1927’s With Sitting Bull at the Spirit Lake Massacre [see entries]) for which states’ rights territories were still available. An issue date of 24 Oct 1925 was cited in the 31 Oct 1925 Exhibitors Herald. The film was scheduled to open on 15 Nov 1925 at the Grand Theatre in Kokomo, IN, and on 5 Dec 1925 at the Liberty Theatre in Klamath Falls, OR, according to items in the 14 Nov 1925 Kokomo Tribune and 3 Dec 1925 [Klamath Falls, OR] Evening Herald. Regional openings throughout the U.S. continued through 1926.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Call-Leader [Elwood, IN]
21 Dec 1925
p. 6.
Elk City Press [Elk City, OK]
24 Dec 1925
p. 4.
Evening Herald [Klamath Falls, OR]
3 Dec 1925
p. 3.
Exhibitors Herald
6 Jun 1925
p. 85.
Exhibitors Herald
24 Oct 1925
p. 82.
Exhibitors Herald
31 Oct 1925
p. 78.
Exhibitors Herald
20 Feb 1926
p. 103.
Exhibitors Herald
27 Feb 1926
p. 91.
Exhibitors Herald
4 Sep 1926
p. 103.
Exhibitors Herald
25 Sep 1926
p. 12.
Film Daily
23 Jan 1925
p. 3.
Kokomo Daily Tribune [Kokomo, IN]
14 Nov 1925
p. 10.
Lubbock Morning Avalanche [Lubbock, TX]
21 Jan 1926.
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Perry Weekly Journal [Perry, OK]
31 Dec 1925
p. 5.
Variety
20 Jul 1927
p. 19.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
On the U. P. Trail
With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail
Release Date:
24 October 1925
Premiere Information:
Kokomo, IN, opening: 15 Nov 1925; Klamath Falls, OR, opening: 5 Dec 1925; Perry, OK, opening: 1 Jan 1926
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,104
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Winding its way across western Kansas, a wagon train led by Gordon Kent includes Katy Hale, who is running away from her husband with Bill Henry, and Buffalo Bill, who is seen performing kindnesses for an Indian and for a runaway slave. Six months later, Buffalo Bill learns that the railroad is coming through, and he plans with William Rose to build a new town on its route. However, when they refuse train-town locator Roy Webb's offer to "buy in," the latter threatens to change the route, and the entire town moves to a new site, which crosses Kent's property. Enraged, Kent and Buffalo Bill get into a fight with the railroad surveyors, and White Spear starts a buffalo stampede, which endangers Kent's fiancée, Millie. Kent rescues Millie, Buffalo Bill diverts the stampede, Webb agrees to purchase the property rights, and Katy is reunited with her ...

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Winding its way across western Kansas, a wagon train led by Gordon Kent includes Katy Hale, who is running away from her husband with Bill Henry, and Buffalo Bill, who is seen performing kindnesses for an Indian and for a runaway slave. Six months later, Buffalo Bill learns that the railroad is coming through, and he plans with William Rose to build a new town on its route. However, when they refuse train-town locator Roy Webb's offer to "buy in," the latter threatens to change the route, and the entire town moves to a new site, which crosses Kent's property. Enraged, Kent and Buffalo Bill get into a fight with the railroad surveyors, and White Spear starts a buffalo stampede, which endangers Kent's fiancée, Millie. Kent rescues Millie, Buffalo Bill diverts the stampede, Webb agrees to purchase the property rights, and Katy is reunited with her husband.

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