Dick Powell stars as Haven, a government private investigator assigned to investigate the murders of two cavalrymen. Travelling incognito, Haven arrives in a small frontier outpost, where saloon singer Charlie controls all illegal activities. After making short work of Charlie's burly henchman, Haven gets a job at her gambling emporium, biding his time and gathering evidence against the gorgeous crime chieftain Cast as a philosophical bartender, Burl Ives is afforded at least one opportunity to sing. Written by
A STRANGER IN TOWN...WHERE STRANGERS WEREN'T WELCOME!...and he found out a gal double-crossed is Deadly as Poison!
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The TCM print is the 1957 re-release, with re-framed title credits to accommodate wide screen projection. See more
Charlie writes a letter of authorisation for Haven to take over the running of the stage line. She writes on the paper vertically. However, when Haven hands over the letter to the man currently in charge, he reads the whole letter horizontally. See more
You couldn't be looking for trouble, could you?
I could, but I'm not.
Well that's fine. Because this is one of the best places west of the Atlantic Ocean to find it.
That was my first impression.
That lieutenant's a nice young boy.
I don't doubt it. But his mouth is too big... like your ears.
The Sun Shining Warm
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Music by Leigh Harline
Sung by Burl Ives
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