PG | | Action, Adventure, Western
At the closing of 1874 a haunted, dying Wild Bill Hickok teams up with a grieving Crazy Horse to hunt a murderous albino buffalo.
The meaning and relevance of this movie's title, The White Buffalo (1977), is that a white buffalo (or white buck) are synonyms for an albino buffalo. However, a white buffalo can also indicate a bison-cattle crossbreed (a beefalo) or a leucistic buffalo which has white fur with blue eyes. Some buffalo are born white due to a genetic condition but their fur turns brown within a couple of years. In the film, it is a white buffalo that haunts Charles Bronson's Wild Bill Hickok character and he goes out to face his fears and kill such a beast.
What the Hell is going on?
Wild Bill Hickok: I had a dream.
Amos Bixby: If there'd been anyone in the upper, you'd have sent him to Hell on a shudder.
Wild Bill Hickok: Sorry, Mister Bixby.
Amos Bixby: My God, Mister Otis. You will stow those damned irons in your carpet bag or I'll stop this train and set ...
When Charlie Zane (Jack Warden) is riding through the mini avalanche in the gully, the same scene of him and his horse dodging by a big rock is shown twice, the second time from a slightly different angle.
The final credits play between two sepia oval portraits of the two principal actors in character, with the captions: "J.B.Hickok - Born 1837- Murdered 1876" and "Crazy Horse - Born 1842- Murdered 1877".