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Badlands of Dakota (1941)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 15 September 1941 (USA)
Indian raids are being perpetrated by an outlaw gang in disguise.

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Indian raids are being perpetrated by an outlaw gang in disguise.

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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! See more »

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Calamity Jane: Hiya, boys!
Bob Holliday: Hello, Jane. When did you get in town?
Calamity Jane: A few minutes ago. Just hit the jackpot, so I'm buying the drinks.
Bob Holliday: Busy now.
Calamity Jane: Aw, now, a lady don't enjoy drinking by herself. We sitting together at the show tonight?
Bob Holliday: Maybe. You going home and change your clothes? Don't you ever wear dresses anymore?
Calamity Jane: Not unless I have to. Makes me feel too darn effeminate.
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Goin' To Have a Big Time Tonight
Written by Carson Robison
Performed by The Jesters
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Frances Farmer and Lon Chaney
18 December 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1941's "Badlands Of Dakota" is a higher budgeted 'B' Western from Universal, with a fascinating cast. Top billed Robert Stack gives the least interesting performance (not really his fault), as Jim Holliday, freewheeling brother of tough saloon owner Bob Holliday (Broderick Crawford); when Bob finds that his girl back east (Ann Rutherford) has decided to marry Jim, he falls in with Deadwood villain Jack McCall (Lon Chaney), whose gang commits raids disguised as native Indians. Of greater interest are the supporting players, Richard Dix as Wild Bill Hickok, and especially Frances Farmer as Jane (minus the 'Calamity'), who carries a torch for Bob, and must play a part in his downfall. With Hugh Herbert, Andy Devine, and Fuzzy Knight, we have an abundance of comic relief, and future Frankenstein Monster Glenn Strange is among Chaney's gang. Broderick Crawford and Hugh Herbert were coming off the comic Poe "The Black Cat"; Chaney and Crawford would work together again in "North to the Klondike," "Not as a Stranger," and "Big House, U. S. A."; Richard Dix soon reunited with Chaney in "Eyes of the Underworld." But in this film, no one can steal the thunder from Frances Farmer, whose commanding presence and captivating beauty prove to have been unique and unforgettable.


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