The Black Dakotas

Synopsis: During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln sends an emissary with a peace treaty to the Sioux Indians. He also sends a gift of $130,000 in gold. This attracts the attention of Brock Marsh, the secret leader of a Confederate spy ring, who wants to keep the treaty from being signed and to also get his hands on the gold. Ruth Lawrence and Mike Daugherty work together against the machinations of Marsh.
Genre: Action, War, Western
Director(s): Ray Nazarro
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
65 min





Well, we're near

the end of our journey.

Mr. Marsh, our enforced association

has been most agreeable.

For me, it's been a distinct

pleasure, Mr. Paige.

Hard to believe that 2,000 miles

from this peaceful territory,

an unfortunate war is rending

our beloved nation in two.

Yes, we can be thankful that the differences

between the North and the South

haven't yet touched

the Dakota territory.

Those horsemen are chasing us.

- I haven't even got a gun, have you?

- No.


Hurry, man! Hurry!



Get out, both of you.

Well, sir, I suppose

you intend to rob us.

You may as well do likewise

and perhaps we can

get on with our journey.

Keep your money, sir.

We're only interested

in your dispatch case.

There's nothing in it of value,

only some unimportant papers.

Signed by

Mr. Lincoln?

Why, yes.

And they're not

important, Mr. Paige?

You know my name?

And that of your

travelling companion.

Brock Marsh, I believe.

John Lawrence?


Most happy to welcome you, sir.

Proud to know you. I've looked

forward to this moment.

These are our friends.

Warren, Stone, Gibbs.


Mr. Paige, your

dispatch case, please.

This is an outrage.

I represent the President.

I am in the employ

of the government,

empowered to make treaty

with the Sioux Indians.

We knew that before

you left Washington.

We even know about the gold that's

following you in a few days.

That gold is a peace

offering to the Sioux tribe,

from President Abraham Lincoln.

We think it will serve a

more worthwhile purpose

in the treasury of

President Jefferson Davis.

I take it I'm dealing

with traitors.

Traitors, rebels.

Whatever you Yankees

choose to call us.

We serve the government

of the Confederacy.

Mr. Marsh, these papers will

give you all the identification

that you need in town.

A letter of introduction

to Judge Baker. Everything.

You mean you are going

to masquerade as me?

To the best of my ability.

You see, I'm as much as a stranger

in this territory as you.

Then, what's to

become of me, sir?

You will be kept safe

in a place we know of

until this business is over.

Just a matter of days.

He mustn't escape, sir.

We have too much at stake.

You have nothing to worry about.

Warren, you'll be in charge

until we meet tonight.

I'll go on ahead.

I have a stop to make with

some of our Indian friends.

But I hope to be

in town when you arrive.

And you'd better remember

your new name.

Zachary Paige. It's my neck

in a rope if I forget.

And remember, too,

no matter what happens,

we're strangers to each other.

If you get into trouble,

I won't be able to help you.

It's up to you now.

Good luck.

Mr. Paige.

I don't care to

talk to you, sir.

Earlier today, I told you

that our journey together

had been a distinct

pleasure for me.

I lied.

- You see, I knew how it would end.

- Indeed.

- You had the advantage of me, sir.

- Yes.

I'm sorry.

But in war we have to do

many things we're sorry for.

What's this mean?

John left strict

instructions about this man.

He was perfectly safe with us.

He was not perfectly safe

as long as he was alive.

If I may say so,

neither was my neck.

Listen, Marsh, if you're only

worried about your neck...

I am.

My neck is most

important to our plan.

And nothing must stand

in the way of this plan.


Bury him.



What's the matter here?

Where's my driver?

Right in there.

What happened to him?

We were attacked by

a small band of Indians

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