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Joe Dakota (1957)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 27 October 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.

Director:

Richard Bartlett
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jock Mahoney ... Joe Dakota
Luana Patten ... Jody Weaver
Charles McGraw ... Cal Moore
Barbara Lawrence ... Myrna Weaver
Claude Akins ... Aaron Grant
Lee Van Cleef ... Adam Grant
Anthony Caruso ... Marcus Vizzini
Paul Birch ... Frank Weaver
George Dunn George Dunn ... Jim Baldwin
Steve Darrell ... Sam Cook
Rita Lynn Rita Lynn ... Rosa Vizzini
Gregg Barton ... Tom Jensen
Anthony Jochim Anthony Jochim ... Claude Henderson
Jeane Wood Jeane Wood ... Bertha Jensen
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Ethel Cook
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Venganza del Muerto See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Joe Dakota is taking his bath in the horse trough, sometimes that soap bubbles are in front of him, and sometimes they are behind him. See more »

Soundtracks

The Flower of San Antone
Music by Ray Joseph
Lyrics by Mack David
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Unforgettable Story
30 June 2009 | by bonfay-1See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was younger and never forgot the story, but I couldn't recall the title. I'm so glad to find it after a long 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. Why is there such secrecy around the old man's disappearance? Nobody in town wants to talk about it. The mystery slowly unfolds as Joe Dakota launches an investigation. One scene that was unforgettable to me was the bathing scene with the sound of meadowlark birds singing in the background. Great story!


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