Dakota (film)

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Dakota (poster).jpg
Theatrical poster to Dakota (1945)
Directed by Joseph Kane
Produced by Joseph Kane
Screenplay by Howard Estabrook
Lawrence Hazard
Story by Carl Foreman
Starring John Wayne
Vera Ralston
Walter Brennan
Ward Bond
Mike Mazurki
Music by Walter Scharf
Cinematography Jack A. Marta
Edited by Fred Allen
Republic Pictures
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • December 25, 1945 (1945-12-25)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dakota is a 1945 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring John Wayne.[1] The supporting cast features Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, and Mike Mazurki.


The action is set in 1875. Wayne stars as John Devlin (John Wayne), a professional gambler who has married Sandra (Vera Ralston), daughter of railroad millionaire Marko Poli (Hugo Haas). John and Sandra flee her father's anger and go to Fargo in Dakota Territory, where Sandra thinks they can cash in on a land boom. But on the trip west, they are swindled out of their stake ($20,000 Sandra swiped from her father). In a desperate attempt to get back their money, Devlin enters into a heated range battle against the outlaws.


John Wayne and Vera Ralston in Dakota

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  1. ^ "Dakota". NY Times. Retrieved February 17, 2016.

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