Dakota Incident

Dakota Incident

Lewis R Foster (1956)

U Certificate


Our Score
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.


Mismatched travellers, including a bank robber, a politician and a dancing girl, are targeted by Cheyenne braves when their stagecoach is ambushed in the Dakota desert. When the coach is set on fire, they take cover in a gully, and a drawn-out conflict ensues. Western, starring Dale Robertson, Linda Darnell, John Lund and Ward Bond.

Cast & Crew

John Banner Dale Robertson
Amy Clarke Linda Darnell
Carter Hamilton John Lund
Senator Blakely Ward Bond
Minstrel Regis Toomey
Frank Banner Skip Homeier
Director Lewis R Foster
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Republic Pictures Corp Ltd