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Badlands of Dakota (1941)

Indian raids are being perpetrated by an outlaw gang in disguise.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Harold Shumate (story), Gerald Geraghty (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Stack ... Jim Holliday
Ann Rutherford ... Anne Grayson
Richard Dix ... Wild Bill Hickok
Frances Farmer ... Calamity Jane
Broderick Crawford ... Bob Holliday
Hugh Herbert ... Rocky Plummer
Andy Devine ... Spearfish
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Jack McCall
Fuzzy Knight ... Hurricane Harry
Addison Richards ... Gen. George Custer
The Jesters The Jesters ... 1876 Saloon Entertainers
Dwight Latham Dwight Latham ... Member, The Jesters
Walter Carlson Walter Carlson ... Member, The Jesters
Guy Bonham Guy Bonham ... Member, The Jesters
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Indian raids are being perpetrated by an outlaw gang in disguise.

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Thundering Down from the Black Hills...Come the Boldest, Blackest Days of the West! Deadwood City -- a Roaring Capitol of an Empire of Lawlessness -- Where Life Was Cheap -- Love Priceless! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventureros de Dakota See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Calamity Jane: I want to see what a "lady" looks like.
Anne Grayson: Well really, I...
Jim Holliday: Jane, there's been a mistake.
Calamity Jane: A big mistake. So you thought you could horn in, did ya? Well, there ain't no place in this camp for ladies. You're going out on the next stage.
Jim Holliday: [to Anne] Oh, this is Jane, eh...
Calamity Jane: Never mind the introductions. I'll tell her who I am. Me and Bob helped settle this town. We trapped for food 'fore the wagon trains come, and we fought Indians 'fore there were soldiers. And when the smallpox hit us, I nursed him ...
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Edited into Gun Town (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

McNamara's Band
(uncredited)
Music by Shamus O'Connor
Lyrics by John J. Stamford
Performed by The Jesters
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Frances Farmer's best late performance as Calamity Jane
31 March 2001 | by jmk56See all my reviews

An interesting, fairly high-budget (at least by Universal standards) western, mixing historical characters like Will Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane in a fictional environment. The cast is uniformly excellent and fairly eclectic, including Broderick Crawford and Robert Stack as brothers (and there is quite a family resemblance--NOT), Lon Chaney Jr., comedy relief by Andy Devine and Hugh Herbert, a barbershop quartet (in fact, everything including the kitchen sink), but most importantly, a radiant Frances Farmer in an impressive characterization as Calamity Jane. More luminous than Jean Arthur, and more raucous and even vulnerable than Doris Day, this is easily Farmer's best performance from the last part of her career before her unfortunate arrest and institutionalization. The film seems to have been worked on by several writers, and veers back and forth between straight narrative and some obviously interpolated comedy bits and barbershop numbers. An enjoyable, if historically laughable, western from Hollywood's golden era. Farmer fans will be thrilled.


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