The Man from Dakota (1940)

Genres - Action, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - War Spy Film  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Wallace Beery trots out his "lovable lout" act for the zillionth time in Man From Dakota. Beery plays a Union army sergeant who, along with his superior officer (John Howard), is captured and incarcerated in a Confederate prison. Upon escaping, Beery and Howard cross the path of Dolores Del Rio, playing a Russian refugee (with a Mexican accent). Dolores helps the escapees in their efforts to reach Northern lines and deliver secret information to General Grant. Based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, The Man From Dakota was distorted and truncated so that Wallace Beery would end up with the largest role.

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war, agent [representative], army, black-sheep, Civil-War [US], courage, death, document, enemy, escape, espionage, help, map, officer, prison, Russia, secrets, soldier, traveling