The Dakotas (1963– )

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

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Larry Ward ...
 Marshal Frank Ragan / ... (20 episodes, 1963)
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 Deputy J.D. Smith (20 episodes, 1963)
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 Deputy Del Stark (20 episodes, 1963)
Michael Greene ...
 Deputy Vance Porter (19 episodes, 1963)
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Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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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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As real as western tales get
11 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack Elam's best role ever. Deputy J.D. Smith DID NOT take crap from anyone or any thing. When he sensed things were about to get tough, he shot old women, kids, dogs, cats, horses, tree stumps, preachers, shadows and, now and then, an outlaw. If an outlaw in the Dakota Territory had to make a choice between being captured by hostile Indians or facing J.D. Smith he might flip a coin, if he was really brave. If he was not really brave he'd run towards the hostile Indians. If this series had had Amanda Blake and Glenn Strange it might have run as long as Gunsmoke. Given the propensity of producers of "western" TV shows during this period of having a "good guy" or well meaning but troubled "good guy" in the leading role, (Jim Bowie, Sugerfoot, Johnny Yuma) this western series stood out bold enough to make a pablum fed audience, weaned on formula plots, really uncomfortable. It exhibits a whole new definition of "ahead of it's time."


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