In the Days of Buffalo Bill
In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922) - 1.jpg
Cover of Universal Weekly (July 15, 1922)
Directed byEdward Laemmle
Written byRobert Dillon
Produced byCarl Laemmle
StarringArt Acord
Duke R. Lee
CinematographyHerbert Kirkpatrick
Howard Oswald
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • September 11, 1922 (1922-09-11)
Running time
18 episodes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

In the Days of Buffalo Bill is a 1922 American silent Western film serial directed by Edward Laemmle. The film, which consisted of 18 episodes, is currently classified as lost.[1]


Advertisement in The Film Daily (July 2, 1922)
Advertisement in The Film Daily (July 2, 1922)
Advertisement in Universal Weekly (June 10, 1922)
Advertisement in Universal Weekly (June 10, 1922)

Litigation over name "Buffalo Bill"

The corporation founded by William F. Cody, the actual Buffalo Bill, and two partners in 1913, which made a film of his wild west exploits, The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (1917), brought a suit in federal court in Colorado seeking an injunction to prevent the 1922 film serial from using the name "Buffalo Bill" and his likeness in any advertising.[2] Applying the law of unfair competition, the court dismissed the suit noting that the name, which at best had only a common law trademark, had acquired a secondary meaning regarding the American West which had lost its exclusivity from being used in several plays without challenge, and that the theater-going public could readily distinguish between the films.[3]

Chapter titles

  1. Bonds of Steel
  2. In the Enemy's Hands
  3. The Spy
  4. The Sword of Grant and Lee
  5. The Man of the Ages
  6. Prisoners of the Sioux
  7. Shackles of Fate
  8. The Last Shot
  9. From Tailor to President
  10. Empire Builders
  11. Perils of the Plains
  12. The Hand of Justice
  13. Trails of Peril
  14. The Scarlet Doom
  15. Men of Steel
  16. The Brink of Eternity
  17. A Race to the Finish
  18. Driving the Golden Spike

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Lincoln and Grant are each played by two actors.
  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: In the Days of Buffalo Bill". Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Col. W.F. Cody Historical Picture Co. v. Colonial Amusement Co., 284 F. 873 (D. Colo. 1922).
  3. ^ "Right to Use Name "Buffalo Bill" to Advertise Motion Picture Not Exclusive". Mississippi Law Review. University of Mississippi: Blackstone Law Club. 1 (5): 94. April 1923. Retrieved January 10, 2020.