Dakota Incident

  • U
  • Lewis R Foster (1956)
  • US
  • 88 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
1 out of 5

This dire western - a pale imitation of Stagecoach - has an adequate cast headed by Dale Robertson and Linda Darnell that is hamstrung by pretentious dialogue and fuzzy characterisations. After interminable scenes in town, setting up the boring characters, hopes rise when they set off on the stage, but this only leads to more excessive gabbing when the travellers take cover in a dry waterhole after being attacked by Cheyenne Indians. It's a particular relief when Ward Bond's foolish windbag of a senator discovers that his sympathy for the tribesmen is not reciprocated.

Plot Summary

Western starring Dale Robertson and Linda Darnell. After their stagecoach comes to grief in hostile desert terrain, a group of passengers find themselves facing attack by a band of marauding Cheyenne Indians.

Cast and crew


John Banner
Dale Robertson
Amy Clarke
Linda Darnell
Carter Hamilton
John Lund
Senator Blakely
Ward Bond
Regis Toomey
Frank Banner
Skip Homeier


Lewis R Foster

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Republic Pictures Corp Ltd