Gordon Scott in Buffalo Bill (1965)

Death by Bad Dialogue

A potential war with the Indians is brewing as some of the cavalry are not only stirring up trouble but someone is selling guns and whisky to a renegade bunch of Indians lead by Yellow Hand. It is why Buffalo Bill (Gordon Scott) has arrived in the area as he is not only there to try and defuse the increasing tensions but get to the bottom of who it is who is supplying the renegades with weapons.

Not all westerns which have an Italian connection come under the spaghetti western banner and "Buffalo Bill" is a perfect example of one of these movies. If you were to turn the sound off you would be forgiven if you were to think this was just a cheaply made American western as it has that look with the occasional scene which either has decent action or the cinematography captures the expanse of the location quite nicely. Unfortunately when you put the sound on you then have the stilted dialogue and clearly poor dubbing which you get with a Euro western and sadly it drags it right down as the voices never fit and the dialogue never sounds natural.

It is actually a bit of a shame as "Buffalo Bill" has a nice look about it and it is visually more impressive than a lot of these Euro westerns. On top of that the whole nefarious nature of the bad guys in the movie with kidnappings and so on whilst nothing new has a semi sinister tone to it.

What this all boils down to is that "Buffalo Bill" looks good but sadly the usual issues of a Euro western combined with a pretty routine storyline prevents this from being good especially when it comes to the poor dialogue and bad dubbing standing out in a bad way.