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The Black Dakotas (1954)

Approved | | Action, War, Western | 2 September 1954 (USA)
During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln sends an emissary with a peace treaty to the Sioux Indians. He also sends a gift of $130,000 in gold. This attracts the attention of Brock ... See full summary »

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Brock Marsh posing as Zachary Paige
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Ruth Lawrence
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Mike Daugherty
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Gimpy Joe Woods
Fay Roope ...
John Lawrence
Howard Wendell ...
Judge Horatio Baker
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U.S. Marshal Whit Collins (as Robert Simon)
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Warren
Richard Webb ...
Frank Gibbs
Peter Whitney ...
Grimes
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During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln sends an emissary with a peace treaty to the Sioux Indians. He also sends a gift of $130,000 in gold. This attracts the attention of Brock Marsh, the secret leader of a Confederate spy ring, who wants to keep the treaty from being signed and to also get his hands on the gold. Ruth Lawrence and Mike Daugherty work together against the machinations of Marsh. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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When the Mighty Sioux Nation Beat the DRUMS OF WAR!!!...and the black hills of Dakota roared with the thunder of battle! (original poster) See more »

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Action | War | Western

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2 September 1954 (USA)  »

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Gli sterminatori della prateria  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The firearms used throughout the movie post-date the American Civil War. These include Colt Single-Action Army revolvers (a.k.a. Peacemakers) and various Winchester lever-action rifles. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: During the Civil War, southern sympathizers made desperate efforts to aid the confederacy by inciting indian uprisings against defenseless towns along the western frontier.

The objective was to force large withdrawals of northern troops from the main battlefronts, leaving them more vulnerable to southern attack.

This is the story of one such attempt that took place in Dakota Territory in the year 1864. See more »

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So-so film with interesting cast
18 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This color western from the 1950's is most notable for a rare, non-Lone Ranger appearance by Clayton Moore (unbilled) and Jay Silverheels. The story is engaging but most of the cast seems detached from their performances.

Jay Silverheels stands out in a great role as the Native-American leader. Gary Merrill does the best with the script given him. the action scenes are well-staged and help move the average script along.The storyline is a familiar one, but the top-notch production value makes this one worth checking out This is not a great western, but there are worse ways to kill an hour of your free time.


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