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Dakota Incident (1956)

Approved | | Western | 23 July 1956 (USA)
Indians attack a stagecoach, and a disparate band of passengers must band together to fight them off.

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Lewis R. Foster
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Linda Darnell ... Amy Clarke
Dale Robertson ... John Banner
John Lund ... John Carter (aka Hamilton)
Ward Bond ... Sen. Blakely
Regis Toomey ... Minstrel
Skip Homeier ... Frank Banner
Irving Bacon ... Tully Morgan
John Doucette ... Rick Largo
Whit Bissell ... Mark Chester
William Fawcett ... Matthew Barnes
Malcolm Atterbury ... Bartender / Desk Clerk
Diane DuBois Diane DuBois ... Giselle
Charles Horvath ... Cheyenne Leader
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Storyline

A number of people are waiting for the stage to Laramie. Some are anxious to get there and are willing to bribe the stationmaster for tickets on the sold-out run. When the stage arrives bristling with Cheyenne arrows in it (as well as in the passengers), space becomes available and some brave souls set out on the coach. Attacked by Indians, the horses run off, the coach is burned and the survivors take refuge in a dry gully. One by one the Indians and the passengers pick each other off, until thirst and exhaustion take their toll on the three people left. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Five desperate men and one desirable woman all marked for death ! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tormenta en el Desierto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In July of 1955, a Hollywood Reporter news article stated that Anne Baxter was originally cast in the film, but had to cancel when filming delays caused scheduling conflicts with her other commitments. See more »

Goofs

When the 'Mile High' stagecoach enters the town with the dead passengers aboard, one of the horses lies dead also. It then mysteriously disappears. See more »

Quotes

Amy Clarke: He really believed what he said.
John Banner: Enough to die for it.
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Connections

Featured in That's Action (1977) See more »

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Western surprise in surrealistic colours

A widely unknown strange little western with mindblowing colours (probably the same material as it was used in "Johnny Guitar", I guess "Trucolor" or something, which makes blood drips look like shining rubies), nearly surrealistic scenes with twisted action and characters. Something different, far from being a masterpiece, but there should be paid more attention to this little gem in western encyclopedias.


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