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Director:
Writers:
Frank Fenton (screenplay) and
Winston Miller (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
16 October 1948 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A STRANGER IN TOWN...WHERE STRANGERS WEREN'T WELCOME!...and he found out a gal double-crossed is Deadly as Poison! See more »
Plot:
Dick Powell stars as Haven, a government private investigator assigned to investigate the murders of two cavalrymen... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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User Reviews:
Philip Marlowe goes cowboy See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Dick Powell ... John Haven

Jane Greer ... Charlene aka 'Charlie'

Agnes Moorehead ... Mary Caslon

Burl Ives ... Hotel Clerk
Tom Powers ... Capt. George Iles
Gordon Oliver ... Prince
Steve Brodie ... Second Lt. Stellman
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Mick

Raymond Burr ... Mark Bristow

Regis Toomey ... Jim Goddard
Olin Howland ... Cook (as Olin Howlin)
John Berkes ... Sam--Pianist
Michael Steele ... Jerry

Dan White ... Pete
John Kellogg ... Ben

Charles Middleton ... Sheriff

John Doucette ... Bartender
Suzi Crandall ... Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erville Alderson ... Stageline Hired Hand (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Bouncer (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Waiter (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Kibitzer (uncredited)
Art Felix ... Barfly (uncredited)
Robert Gates ... Sam (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ... Dancer (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Dice Table Croupier (uncredited)
Robert Jefferson ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank Matts ... Barfly (uncredited)
Leo J. McMahon ... Rider (uncredited)
Monte Montague ... Brawl Spectator (uncredited)
Bud Osborne ... Brawl Spectator / Holdup Man (uncredited)
William Phipps ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Stickman (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Bouncer (uncredited)
Lomax Study ... Townsman (uncredited)
Marie Thomas ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Barfly (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lanfield 
 
Writing credits
Frank Fenton (screenplay) and
Winston Miller (screenplay)

Luke Short (novel)

Produced by
Robert Sparks .... producer
Dore Schary .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Feild M. Gray  (as Feild Gray)
 
Set Decoration by
James Altwies (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Hazel Rogers .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dore Schary .... in charge of production
Ruby Rosenberg .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maxwell O. Henry .... assistant director (as Max Henry)
Joel Freeman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
Francis M. Sarver .... sound (as Frank Sarver)
 
Special Effects by
Russell A. Cully .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ollie Sigurdson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Charles Straumer .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Williams .... grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Paul R. Davison .... technical director (as Colonel Paul R. Davison U.S.A. { Retired })
Ruby Rosenberg .... assistant to producer
Dorothy B. Cormack .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
USA:87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (1950) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1950) (slightly cut) | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2012) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #12639) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Trivia:
The TCM print is the 1957 re-release, with re-framed title credits to accommodate wide screen projection.See more »
Soundtrack:
Sometime Remind Me To Tell YouSee more »

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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Philip Marlowe goes cowboy, 3 June 2003
Author: westerner357 from U.S.

Dick Powell plays his usual sarcastic self in this nice little RKO western about an Army undercover officer investigating a series of gold shipment robberies along with the murder of two soldiers.

He gets embroiled with film noir queen Jane Greer as the manipulative seductress who is up to no good. She trades a lot of quick, snappy one-liners with Powell and of course they fall in love. Good dialog.

Agnes Moorehead appears as the gold mine owner who is romantically involved with the Army Captain of the investigation, Tom Powers.

We also get Raymond Burr as the corrupt but wimpy town lawyer who's involved on the periphery of the robberies that's taking place. Burr was a good heavy for about 10 years before he became PERRY MASON. Too bad he doesn't get to play that kind of character, here. But even as a wimp, he's still sleazy.

Nice fistfight scene between Powell and Gunn Williams, who plays one of Geer's henchmen thugs here. He doesn't get to say much other than look mean, but then the role doesn't call for much of that, either.

Also notable for the appearance of Burl Ives as the singing hotel clerk who at first, gets on Powell's nerves but later becomes an important ally in his investigation.

And at 80 minutes, the film moves along quite smoothly with no awkward moments or wasted screen time. The whole thing ends before ya know it.

Gets a 6½ out of 10 for good story and decent action.

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