Ann Rutherford and Robert Stack
Released: September 17, 1941
Alfred E. Green
Screen Play by
Original Story by
Additional Comedy Sequences by
Frances Farmer and Richard Dix
Four of the colorful characters of the old west are principals in the story of Universal's "Badlands Of Dakota," epic Western starring Bob Stack and Ann Rutherford.
The four are Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, General Custer and "Buffalo" McCall, and are portrayed by Frances Farmer, Richard Dix, Addison Richards and Lon Chaney, Jr. McCall, least known of the foursome, became notorious as the killer of Wild Bill Hickok, the West's most famous marshal and gun fighter.
Dix is seen as Wild Bill in this spectacular Western. The colorful role is one of the actor's best since his memorable portrayal in "Cimarron."
When he isn't portraying rough and rugged personalities on the screen, Dix leads a quiet existence. A farmer by nature, he owns and operates a great ranch near Hollywood, on which he raises turkeys and chickens by the thousands. Non-profit by-products of his ranch are thorobred Scotty and English setter dogs, which he raises and bestows on friends.
Dix is married to the former Virginia Webster. He is the father of twin six-year-old sons, Richard and Robert who, until they visited their father on the set of "Badlands of Dakota" had never seen a movie in the making.