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Joe Dakota (1957)

Approved | | Romance, Western | September 1957 (USA)
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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Joe Dakota
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Jody Weaver
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Cal Moore
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Myrna Weaver
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Aaron Grant
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Adam Grant
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Marcus Vizzini
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Frank Weaver
George Dunn ...
Jim Baldwin
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Sam Cook
Rita Lynn ...
Rosa Vizzini
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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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In this town without a conscience ... Revenge walked the streets with a stranger ! See more »

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Romance | Western

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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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1.85 : 1
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suspenseful, yet sweet and touching ...
23 January 2000 | by (Columbus, OH USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this Western movie on afternoon TV when I was a child. I remember it as suspenseful, yet sweet and touching. There's the mystery: who is this Stranger who rides into town, what does he want, and what has happened to the old Indian scout named "Joe Dakota"? What are the townspeople hiding? The sweet and touching ending: the Stranger exposes the injustice that has been done, which leads the townspeople into repentance.


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