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Station West (1948)

Approved | | Action, Mystery, Romance | 16 October 1948 (USA)
When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.

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Mrs. Caslon
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Hotel Clerk
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Capt. Iles
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Goddard
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Cook (as Olin Howlin)
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Jerry
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Pete
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Ben
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Storyline

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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From the SATURDAY EVENING POST'S exciting serial! See more »


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Peor que el hombre  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bartender: You couldn't be looking for trouble, could you?
John Haven: I could, but I'm not.
Bartender: Well that's fine. Because this is one of the best places west of the Atlantic Ocean to find it.
John Haven: That was my first impression.
Bartender: That lieutenant's a nice young boy.
John Haven: I don't doubt it. But his mouth is too big... like your ears.
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Soundtracks

Sometime Remind Me To Tell You
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Music by Leigh Harline
Sung by Jane Greer (uncredited)
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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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