Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Legendary frontiersman Buffalo Bill Cody's "The Great West That Was" became serialized by Universal in 1926 featuring Edmund Cobb in the title role. The star, however, was handsome Ned Wheeler (Wallace MacDonald), a young man competing with nasty Cuyler Supplee for the love of pretty Doris Carberry (Elsa Benham) during a wagon train west. Supplee's lawyer father (Robert E. Homans) is on his way to confiscate old Carberry's (Howard Truesdell) valuable mine, but Doris and Ned -- with the occasional help from Buffalo Bill Cody -- manage to defeat the shyster and his wastrel son. The handsome, Canadian-born MacDonald left acting in favor of writing supervision at Columbia after the changeover to sound.