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The Dakotas

What do you know about The Dakotas? Try this TV Westerns Hall of Fame Trivia quiz. You�ll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

Western Movies Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) This series debuted in January 1963 and lasted 19 one-hour episodes. Who was NOT in the cast?

  • Larry Ward
  • Lorene Greene
  • Jack Elam
  • Chad Everett

2) The series is perhaps most notable for the fact that it was cancelled one week after heavy viewer protest over an objectionable scene.

  • True or False?

3) What Western was The Dakotas a spin-off from?

  • Maverick
  • Rawhide
  • The Wild Wild West
  • Cheyenne

4) In the episode Return to Dryrock: J.D. Smith was a gunfighter, he was run out of town and only one friend stood up for him. Now that friend has been murdered, and J.D. is going to find who killed him and why.

  • True or False?

5) Mutiny at Fort Mercy is an episode that airs January 21, 1963. The story line has Deputies Stark and Porter return Davids, an escaped prisoner, to Ft. Mercy which is commanded by the tyrannical Capt. Ridgeway. When the other prisoners riot, Stark is taken hostage and subjected to a life-threatening ordeal. Who played Lieutenant Clyde Mariot in the episode?

  • Russell Johnson
  • Bob Denver
  • Andy Griffith
  • Rex Bell

6) In Episode 4: Trouble at French Creek: A female mine owner drives her workers so hard that they finally walk out. Furious, she hires a band of vicious gunfighters to keep the miners under control. Marshal Ragan is called in to set matters straight. Who was NOT in the cast?

  • Michael Constantine
  • Joan Freeman
  • Allen Jaffe
  • Rex Reason

7) Episode 6 is Crisis at High Banjo. The storyline: Several years ago Marshal Ragan's wife was murdered, and he never caught the killer. Now he has--a man named Johnny Fox, who admits to Ragan that he was paid to kill her. Ragan is torn between his desire for vengeance for his wife's murder and his wanting to know who paid to have her killed and why. Who played Johnny Peck?

  • David Lewis
  • Michael Pate
  • Ed Peck
  • Ed Prentiss

8) The episode - Feud at Snake River storyline: Brothers Simon and George Deus decide to become wealthy entrepreneurs and go into business together. However, when Simon starts running farmers off their land so he can take it, George opposes him and trouble brews. Marshal Ragan tries to rally the farmers behind George and against Simon. Harry Townes plays George Deus.

  • True or False?

9) The storyline for Sanctuary at Crystal Springs is Deputies Del Stark and J.D. Smith are forced to shoot and kill the Barton brothers as they attempt to take over a church and hold the pastor hostage. A surviving Barton brother threatens to kill the preacher if Del and J.D. don't surrender themselves to him. Who did NOT play a Barton?

  • Norman Alden
  • James Anderson
  • Joe Di Reda
  • Charles Irving

10) Episode 19: A Nice Girl from Goliath is the last episode that airs. It was about a girl's false testimony during a murder trial sent an innocent man to the gallows. Now she learns that the man's brother is coming after her, and she asks Del to protect her. Who plays Matt Kellog?

  • Elisha Cook Jr.
  • Frank DeKova
  • Jack Carlyle
  • Sheldon Allman

The Dakotas Answers

  1. Lorene Greene
  2. True
  3. Cheyenne
  4. True
  5. Russell Johnson
  6. Rex Reason
  7. Ed Peck
  8. True
  9. Charles Irving
  10. Frank DeKova

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