Not your typical Bronson, but I enjoyed it.
Wild Bill Hickok (Charles Bronson) has a dream about hunting a white buffalo, wakes up totally disheveled and frightened, firing a pistol in the air. Habitually wearing dark glasses, the swashbuckling scout and gun fighter roams a western town in the late 1860s and meets with an old friend, Charlie Zane (Jack Warden) to whom he confides about his dream. In a rowdy saloon bar he is confronted by Whistling Jack Kileen (Clint Walker) and has a showdown with Tom Custer (Ed Lauter). Hickok then pays a visit to an old girl-friend, Mrs. Poker Jenny Schermerhorn (Kim Novak), who desists from becoming too friendly when Hickok shows no interest. In desolate snowing high country, Hickok and Zane go searching for the white buffalo, kill Kileen and team up with Crazy Horse to hunt the shaggy beast. The DVD is in excellent colour, the cinematography by Paul Lohmann very interesting and the production by Dino De Laurentiis superb. The film is a mixture of historical and non-historical characters, fact and fiction. The trigger happy Wild Bill Hickok, the drinking reckless Tom Custer, young brother of General George Armstrong Custer, and the legendary warrior Crazy Horse existed. It is factual that Hickok habitually wore dark glasses because he was losing his eyesight and had an incident with Tom Custer in a saloon bar.