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Dakota
Dakota
Actors: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Ona Munson
Director: Joseph Kane
Genres: Westerns
NR     2002     1hr 22min

Duke is involved in a pioneer railroad territory dispute. Wayne marries the daughter of a powerful railroad tycoon and heads west to make a fortune in land options..Until they run up against a gang of murderous farmers wit...  more »

     
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Actors: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Ona Munson
Director: Joseph Kane
Creators: Jack A. Marta, Joseph Kane, Fred Allen, Carl Foreman, Howard Estabrook, Lawrence Hazard
Genres: Westerns
Sub-Genres: Westerns
Studio: Republic Pictures
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/21/2002
Original Release Date: 12/25/1945
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/1945
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 22min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not up to potential
razoredge | 01/31/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Dakota is a film loaded with potential that never really comes together. Big names like Walter Brennan (Rio Bravo, Red River) and Ward Bond (The Searchers) join John Wayne in an interesting plot. The problem lies with the directing and screenwriting. At times the screenwriter confuses confusion with action. During the finale you can see what looks like the same wagon tipping over three times (different angles/reversing film). At times it is difficult to understand what the characters are saying, and why things are happening. Die hard Wayne fans will want to buy this film, but many will probably give it a pass."
John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond - how can it miss?
razoredge | Canada | 10/13/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"But it does. Vera Ralson is part of the problem, she's pretty but bland in the role of Wayne's new bride who sweet-talks him in going to the title state so they can run a riverboat business, but the real weakness is the overall look of the film. An overabundance of rear projection and rather obvious indoor/outdoor scenes gives this 'outer' a distint fake feeling. Duke is amicable in the lead, Bond makes a sturdy villian, Brennan is fine doing his Gabby Hayes impersonation and the film has a rousing climax, but it never rises beyond it's B origins"