Joe Dakota

Synopsis: In the sparsely populated town of Arborville, California, rides a lone stranger.His name is Joe Dakota and he's looking for an old friend whom he calls The Old Indian.The townsfolk claim the Old Indian had packed up and left town but Joe doubts it.Heading for the old man's farm Joe notices a group of men working on a new oil rig dug right on The Old Indian's property.When Joe starts asking questions about his old friend,the men either clam up or state that the old Indian has sold his land and left town.However,Joe Dakota knew his friend well and is sure that his friend wouldn't have sold his land.Joe decides to stick around and investigate further, despite protests from the townsfolk who want to see the back of Joe.Amid threats,intimidation and lies Joe makes one new friend, Miss Jody Weaver, who is willing to shed some light on The Old Indian's fate. Nevertheless, town baddie Cal Moore, who claims to have purchased The Old Indian's land, is stirring the townsfolk against Joe Dakota.
Genre: Romance, Western
 
IMDB:
6.7
APPROVED
Year:
1957
79 min
11 Views


(laughing)

See you boys around.

(men laughing)

Ho, there.

Now, don't try to be funny.

It's me.

Who is he, Cal?

I don't know.

From the questions he was

asking about the oil well,

my guess is he's a wildcatter.

Isn't that a pretty rough

way to treat him, Cal?

Best thing to do is

get rid of him, Frank.

I know these wildcatters.

Once they smell oil and

start asking questions,

they try to figure out a

way to cut themselves in.

Myrna, you don't

suppose that Jody told him

what we were doing when

he came through town?

No, she wouldn't talk

to a stranger, Dad.

She hardly talks to us any more.

Maybe she did, but don't worry about it.

I don't think he'll be back.

All right, boys, get the drill.

(bouncy woodwind music)

(laughing)

If I'd known where you were going,

I could've told you they

don't like visitors.

Thanks.

Thanks a lot.

This your store?

My father's.

If I had some coal oil,

I could clean some of this stuff off.

Got any money?

This is money.

It is?

Will be, after I clean it up some.

It's not gonna help your clothes much.

I think you need some new ones.

I think you're right, you find my size?

I'm pretty dirty to come inside.

Shirt large, pants small.

Ahh, better make the

pants medium, socks large.

Sure could use a bath.

There's a public bath

upstairs, you could use that.

[Stranger] You know it

sure is a funny thing.

[Jody] What is?

Oh, you're being so

friendly and so helpful.

Look at the way they treated me.

How come you're so nice?

I'm not as interested in

that oil well as they are.

[Stranger] That's good.

Neither am I.

You're not?

Then why'd you go out there?

Came here to see the old man.

The Indian.

Joe Dakota?

Who?

[Jody] The Indian.

What'd you call him?

Joe Dakota.

You came out here to see a man,

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