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Station West (1948)

Passed  -  Action | Mystery | Romance  -  16 October 1948 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Mary Caslon
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Hotel Clerk
Tom Powers ...
Capt. George Iles
Gordon Oliver ...
Prince
Steve Brodie ...
Second Lt. Stellman
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Mick
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Mark Bristow
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Jim Goddard
Olin Howland ...
Cook (as Olin Howlin)
John Berkes ...
Sam--Pianist
Michael Steele ...
Jerry
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Pete
John Kellogg ...
Ben
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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 R. Alberts

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16 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Främlingen från Kansas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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As the gold-carrying stage crosses the river, the outlaws charge from hiding. The first outlaw's horse collides with the "off lead" horse and falls down dumping his rider who scrambles upright. See more »

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A Man Can't Grow Old
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Sung by Burl Ives
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Dick Powell as a Dashiell Hammett type of hero in a western.
27 March 2008 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I could never think of Dick Powell in a western, I knew him from a musical (42nd Street), comedies and as a director. But in this film he comes out well in the main role as Haven. He plays it as a Dashiell Hammett type of hero, like Sam Spade of "The Maltese Falcon", like Humprey Bogart in the West. The whole film follows the same style, including Jane Greer as Charlie, the beautiful villain. If you want to know what Burl Ives looks without a beard, here is your chance. He is the hotel clerk who creates the appropriate ballads. There is also Agnes Moorehead, an attractive woman (she was 48) , as the mine owner. The film requires an extra effort to follow the story as everything happens very fast.


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