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Dakota Lil (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Music | 1950 (UK)
Female outlaw helps lawmen trap railroad bandits.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Maurice Geraghty (screenplay), Frank Gruber (based upon a story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Montgomery ... Tom Horn / Steve Garrett
Rod Cameron ... Harve Logan / Kid Curry
Marie Windsor ... Dakota Lil
John Emery ... Vincent
Wallace Ford ... Carter
Jack Lambert ... Dummy
Larry Johns Larry Johns ... Sheriff
Marion Martin ... Blonde Singer
James Flavin ... Secret Service Chief
Walter Sande ... Butch Cassidy
Lillian Bronson ... Sheriff's Wife
Kenneth MacDonald ... Fletch, Sentry (as Ken MacDonald)
Clancy Cooper ... Bartender
Bill Perrott Bill Perrott ... Cashier
Alberto Morin ... Rurales Captain (as Albert Morin)
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Storyline

Female outlaw helps lawmen trap railroad bandits.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Geheimagent in Wildwest See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (shown on Talking Pictures TV channel)| Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, living or dead, is intended or should be inferred. See more »

Quotes

Blonde Singer: What are you staring at?
Dakota Lil: A no talent performance...
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Crazy Credits

Following the opening credits, a book opens with the start of a narration:

CONFIDENTIAL

FILE DH-W- 45388 UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE

FILE OPENED AUGUST 11. 1897

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Soundtracks

Ecstasy
(based on "Charlie Is My Darlin'") (uncredited)
Traditional
Music Arranged by Raoul Kraushaar and Irwin Coster
Special Lyrics by Maurice Geraghty and Jack Jungmeyer
Performed by Marie Windsor with singing voice of Anita Ellis
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Notes to cash
11 May 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

It seems that originally Dakota Lil was done in color, but the print I saw was black and white. That probably helped as this rather dark film was better in noir black and white. But the upbeat ending and one that was not called for was misplaced in this western.

George Montgomery because some unsigned treasury notes were among the items stolen is assignment from the Treasury Department to track down the legendary Hole In The Wall gang. To get them he must get to a notorious forger whose services the gang needs in order to turn those notes into cash. That would be the title character Dakota Lil played here by Marie Windsor.

The most revealing bit of acting is done here by Rod Cameron normally a B western hero, but occasionally a bad guy. Here he is one really bad guy. Cameron prefers to strangle people as opposed to shooting them. That includes enemies and even people who don't move fast enough when he commands them to do something. Rod's one scary dude.

Dakota Lil is a good film absolutely spoiled with a rather unbelievable happy ending. You'll have to see it for yourself to judge if I'm right.


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