The Dakotas (1962– )

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Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

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Complete series cast summary:
Larry Ward ...
 Marshal Frank Ragan / ... (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 Deputy J.D. Smith (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 Deputy Del Stark (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
Michael Greene ...
 Deputy Vance Porter (20 episodes, 1962-1963)


Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

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Release Date:

7 January 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dakota  »

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Technical Specs


(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Larry Ward, Jack Elam, and Michael Greene never take their shirts off in this series. Chad Everett takes his shirt off in "Mutiny at Fort Mercy, "Fargo," and "The Chooser of the Slain." See more »

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I loved the Dakotas and especially Jack Elam
4 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was 14 when the Dakotas was first broadcast and for me it was love at 1st sight with JD Smith...aka Jack Elam. As far as I'm concerned he made the show and I will try to find DVD's of the show and try to relive the young girls dreams.

The characters were awesome and the story line was excellent. I didn't know until now why the show was canceled. Adults back in those days...they had no clue of what was to come.

Jack Elam's persona and his acting skills brought the show to the forefront of the western era. I recall as a teen actually sending away for an autographed picture of Jack Elam. Imagine my surprise when I got one and a thank you from the studio for requesting one. Except for the price of a stamp it was free.


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