|Buffalo Bill Jr.
centering on Buffalo Bill, Jr. (Dick Jones) and
his sister, Calamity (Nancy Gilbert), two adopted
waifs living in the 1890s town of Wileyville, Texas who
helped tame the Old West with the help of their
guardian, Judge Ben "Fair and Square" Wiley (Harry Chesire),
owner of the General Store and Mayor. The Judge
found his adopted children in the Black HiIls.
They were survivors of an wagon train Indian
Town marshal Buffalo Bill Jr. was very protective of his
sister Calamity, so whenever he had to
ride to an adventure he always declined her
participation saying, "But you're a little
girl." Calamity, of course, would have none of
that and always found someway to get into the
Frustrated with his sister, Buffalo Bill Jr.
once said: "No wonder the Judge called you
'Calamity.' You bring calamity to everybody!"
Whenever a legal matter arose, Judge
Wiley stepped away from his duties as
storekeeper or barber, walked over to his
official podium, rapped it with his wooden gavel
and opened up court in the middle of the store.
Once Calamity was shooting off firecrackers
and the judge thought there was shootout.
Realizing his mistake, he grabbed Calamity by
the ear, dragged her into the store and brought
her before his podium for sentencing on the
charge of disturbing the peace.
The Judge gets
ready to sentence Calamity
Listen to Series Opening
||"Buffalo Bill, Junior...."
[Buffalo Bill, Jr.
mounts his horse and races to save his
sister trapped on a runaway wagon]
||"Buffalo Bill, Jr. with
his little sister, Calamity.
Calamity with a worried look]
||Buffalo Bill Jr. brings you exciting
action, thrills and fun....
[Buffalo Bill Jr.
jumps on the runaway horses and slows
the wagon. The scene switches to the
judge at his podium]
|| Judge 'Fair and Square'...
of the gavel]
Jr. does a trick dismount and mount on
his moving horse and then rides away."]
Here is a select list of Buffalo Bill Jr. and
- While a posse of citizens are looking for
Billy the Kid, Calamity spots
the outlaw in Wileyville.
- Bill and Calamity help a man accused of
shooting the sheriff
- Apache Geronimo is being transferred to
Federal Prison and its up to Bill and Calamity
to thwart escape attempts.
- Bill and Calamity pitch into keep the
railroad at Wiley Junction from going out of
- A scheming woman and an outlaw named the
"Black Ghost" try to scam a rancher out of his
- Outlaw Johnny Ringo takes the Judge and
Calamity hostage and its up to Buffalo Bill
Jr. to save the day.
- A traveling rainmaker and a masked bandit
bring excitement and deceit to a
- Buffalo Bill. Jr. investigates the murder
of a lawyer that involves two members of a
- Buffalo Bill Jr. and Judge Wiley join
forces with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to
find a gang of outlaws.
- Buffalo Bill Jr. tracks down the killer of
a government land commissioner murdered near
- A crook archeologist's plot to steal
sacred Indian land is thwarted by Buffalo Bill
Jr. and White Eagle, Bill's Navajo blood
- Buffalo Bill Jr. and Calamity seek a
- Buffalo Bill Jr. and Calamity foil a
silver smuggling ring.
Sign on the
Wileyville General Store
Judge Wiley in all
his legal splendor
Buffalo Bill, Jr. (who rode a black horse named
Chief) was named after the
frontier bison hunter William Frederick "Buffalo
Bill" Cody (1847-1917). His sister, Calamity
(who rode a white horse) was named after
the frontierswoman and scout, Calamity Jane
The series was produced
by Gene Autry's Flying "A" Productions that also
Adventures of Champion (1955-56),
Annie Oakley (1954-57),
The Gene Autry Show (1950-55) and The
Range Rider (1951-52) that also starred Dick
Jones as Dick West, the Range Rider's frontier
Obituaries: Harry Chesire: 06/16/1968
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