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Joe Dakota (1957)

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A stranger rides into town and says he is looking for a local Indian. Told he left town, the truth everyone has been hiding comes out including the stranger's true identity.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jock Mahoney ...
Joe Dakota
Luana Patten ...
Jody Weaver
...
Cal Moore
Barbara Lawrence ...
Myrna Weaver
...
Aaron Grant
...
Adam Grant
...
Marcus Vizzini
Paul Birch ...
Frank Weaver
George Dunn ...
Jim Baldwin
Steve Darrell ...
Sam Cook
Rita Lynn ...
Rosa Vizzini
Gregg Barton ...
Tom Jensen
Anthony Jochim ...
Claude Henderson
Jeane Wood ...
Bertha Jensen
Juney Ellis ...
Ethel Cook
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In the sparsely populated town of Arborville, California, rides a lone stranger.His name is Joe Dakota and he's looking for an old friend whom he calls The Old Indian.The townsfolk claim the Old Indian had packed up and left town but Joe doubts it.Heading for the old man's farm Joe notices a group of men working on a new oil rig dug right on The Old Indian's property.When Joe starts asking questions about his old friend,the men either clam up or state that the old Indian has sold his land and left town.However,Joe Dakota knew his friend well and is sure that his friend wouldn't have sold his land.Joe decides to stick around and investigate further, despite protests from the townsfolk who want to see the back of Joe.Amid threats,intimidation and lies Joe makes one new friend, Miss Jody Weaver, who is willing to shed some light on The Old Indian's fate. Nevertheless, town baddie Cal Moore, who claims to have purchased The Old Indian's land, is stirring the townsfolk against Joe Dakota. Written by nufs68

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September 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Venganza del Muerto  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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The Flower of San Antone
Music by Ray Joseph
Lyrics by Mack David
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Unforgettable Story
30 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was younger and never forgot the story, but couldn't recall the title. I'm so glad to find it after along search. A man called Joe Dakota arrives in a small western town in California looking for his friend, an old Native American who owns a farm nearby. Joe meets a beautiful woman who says the Indian's name was also Joe Dakota (same as his), but now he is dead, hanged. Who is the real Joe Dakota, the stranger or the Indian? Why is there such secrecy around the circumstances leading to the old man's murder? Nobody in town wants to talk about it. The mystery slowly unfolds as Joe Dakota launches an investigation. Who owns the land rights to an oil field? One scene that was unforgettable to me was the bathing scene. Great story!


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