Dakota Lil (1950)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Release Date - Feb 17, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although Marie Windsor plays the title role in Dakota Lil, she is shunted away to third billing, right after male leads George Montgomery and Rod Cameron. Montgomery is cast as a secret service agent Tom Horn, sent West to round up a gang of counterfeiters. He starts by gaining the confidence of dance-hall girl Lil (Windsor), one of the ringleaders. She, in turn, leads Horn to the brains of the operation, Harve Logan (Cameron). When Lil finds out that Horn is a Fed, she's tempted to fill him full of holes; instead, having fallen in love with him, she tries to help him get the goods on Logan. Dakota Lil was based on a story by Frank Gruber, later one of the leading lights of the TV-western craze.

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agent [representative], assistance, bad-guy, bank, chorus-girl, counterfeit, cowboy, criminal, federal-agent, fishing-bait, gangster, girl, good-guy, government, group, help, impersonation, justice, lawman, lawyer, love, outlaw [Western], railroad, retrieve, Secret-Service, trapped, undercover