Badlands of Dakota

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"Thundering Down from the Black Hills...Come the Boldest, Blackest Days of the West! Deadwood City -- a Roaring Capitol of an Empire of Lawlessness -- Where Life Was Cheap -- Love Priceless!"
  • Approved
  • 1941
  • 1 hr 14 min
  • 5.9  (235)

Badlands of Dakota is a 1941 western film that takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the great American west. The film stars Robert Stack, Ann Rutherford, and Richard Dix, and is directed by Alfred E. Green. Set in the late 1800s, the story follows a young lawman named Jim Holliday (played by Stack) as he heads to the rugged Dakota Territory to bring law and order to the region. Upon his arrival, Jim discovers a wild and untamed land, filled with danger and lawlessness. But with his wit, courage, and a steely determination, Jim sets out to confront the bandits and outlaws who have been terrorizing the area.

Along the way, Jim forms a bond with a local rancher named Anne Grayson (played by Rutherford), whose own family has been targeted by the outlaws. Despite the danger, Jim and Anne find themselves drawn to each other, and as the tension mounts, they must learn to rely on one another to survive.

Meanwhile, the leader of the outlaws, named Wild Bill Hickok (played by Dix), is hell-bent on retaining his grip on the territory, and will stop at nothing to protect his interests. Jim and Anne must face off against Hickok and his band of thugs in a series of thrilling gunfights and showdowns that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

The film is notable for its stunning cinematography, which captures the sweeping landscapes and rugged terrain of the Dakota Territory. The action sequences are well-choreographed and exciting, and the performances by Stack, Rutherford, and Dix are all top-notch.

Overall, Badlands of Dakota is a classic western that is sure to entertain fans of the genre. With its exciting action, romantic subplot, and unforgettable characters, this film is a must-see for anyone who loves a good western adventure.

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    1 hr 14 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (235)