Badlands of Dakota (1941)





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Up-and-coming Universal leading man Robert Stack made his western-movie debut in Badlands of Dakota. Set in the Dakotas during the days of the Great Gold Boom, the story finds brothers Jim and Bob Holliday (Stack and Broderick Crawford) dukeing it out over the affections of pretty Anne Grayson (Ann Rutherford). While all this is going on, Wild Bill Hickok (Richard Dix) does his best to neutralize the local criminal element-and to fend off the romantic overtures of boisterous Calamity Jane (Frances Farmer). The screenplay juggles the facts a bit, concluding with Calamity performing a self-sacrificing act straight out of Destry Rides Again to save her sweetheart from harm. Just to make sure that the audience doesn't mistake Badlands of Dakota for Real Life, Hugh Herbert is on hand with his patented "Woo woo!" comedy relief.
Action & Adventure , Western , Romance
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Richard Dix
as Wild Bill Hickok
Frances Farmer
as Calamity Jane
Robert Stack
as Jim Holliday
Ann Rutherford
as Anne Grayson
Broderick Crawford
as Bob Holliday
Andy Devine
as Spearfish
Lon Chaney Jr
as Jack McCall
Fuzzy Knight
as Hurricane Harry
Addison Richards
as General Custer
Bradley Page
as Chapman
Samuel S. Hinds
as Uncle Wilbur
Dwight Latham
as The Jester
Walter Carlson
as The Jester
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