Dakota

(1945)

Overview

In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender and Bigtree Collins, who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire... trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce, an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin and Carp, board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy..

  1. Joseph Kane

    Director

  2. Lawrence Hazard

    Screenplay

  3. Carl Foreman

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    John Devlin

  2. Vera Ralston

    Vera Ralston

    Sandy Poli (Devlin)

  3. Walter Brennan

    Walter Brennan

    Capt. Bounce of the Riverbird

  4. Ward Bond

    Ward Bond

    Jim Bender

  5. Ona Munson

    Ona Munson

    'Jersey' Thomas

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Dakota
Dakota

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Status Released

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  • December 25, 1945
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

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