Badlands of Dakota

Badlands of Dakota is a 1941 American Western film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Robert Stack, Ann Rutherford, Richard Dix and Frances Farmer.[1] Its plot follows a sheriff and his girlfriend who cross paths with Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane.

Badlands of Dakota
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Directed byAlfred E. Green
Produced byGeorge Waggner
Written byVictor McLeod
(additional comedy sequences)
Screenplay byGerald Geraghty
Story byHarold Shumate
StarringRobert Stack
Ann Rutherford
Richard Dix
Frances Farmer
CinematographyStanley Cortez
Edited byFrank Gross
Color processBlack and white
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 15, 1941 (1941-09-15)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

Stack called it "one of the most forgettable Westerns ever made, a nonmasterpiece."[2]


A sheriff (Robert Stack) and his girlfriend (Ann Rutherford) run into Wild Bill Hickok, Gen. Custer and Calamity Jane (Frances Farmer).



  1. ^ "Badlands of Dakota (1941)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Stack, Robert; Evans, Mark (1980). Straight shooting. Macmillan. p. 63.

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