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Dakota
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(1945)

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..

Runtime:
1:22
Released:
December 25, 1945

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Cast

Gtba6uluoqg2mwsck4xlmvx4k2i John Wayne John Devlin
6boeopfgpapb2uquqlzrc9oxfju Vera Ralston Sandy Poli (Devlin) (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
Wpp0mmwwvmzod3ipne6mrgdr0tm Walter Brennan Capt. Bounce of the Riverbird
Y7wriguvphlmaakphrynldxvzrf Ward Bond Jim Bender
N8omrdrddn2gslu54ggcfrj99zm Ona Munson 'Jersey' Thomas
Olive Blakeney Mrs. Stowe
S1alibwl5jibhbnzqgin91hccc3 Mike Mazurki 'Bigtree' Collins
Vihqjwq8xtymedp3z5dj3ybrcix Hugo Haas Marko Poli

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Joseph Kane Director

Writing

Carl Foreman Story

Lawrence Hazard Screenplay