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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:
A man can't grow old, where there's women and gold 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:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Sometime Remind Me To Tell YouSee more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A man can't grow old, where there's women and gold, 19 February 2011
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

Station West (1948) directed by Sidney Lanfield, is definitely a cut above your standard Grade-B western. The plot is complex, the camera angles are skillful, and the acting is outstanding.

However, this is not a film you see because you like guns, fists, and horses. It's the acting that makes this movie so interesting. RKO put real effort into casting the film. Besides Dick Powell and Jane Greer, the cast includes Agnes Moorehead and Raymond Burr.

Powell is typecast as the tough-as-nails stranger in a very tough town. Jane Greer is "Charlie," who owns the gambling saloon, the gold mine, and the sheriff. She wears gowns that no 19th-Century saloon owner ever wore, and, being Jane Greer, she looks great in them. (Greer was, of course, very beautiful, but her beauty came from her intelligence as well as from her features. She was known as "The Woman with the Mona Lisa smile.")

Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams plays the bouncer Mick Marion. About Marion the hotel clerk says, "Me, I'd rather fight a forest fire." Powell answers, "So would I."

Burl Ives is perfect as the hotel clerk who acts like a Greek chorus as he composes and sings a ballad about the plot as it unfolds. (The chorus ends, "And a man can't grow old, where there's women and gold.")

I was able to find a used VCR copy of this film. I don't think it's available in DVD, and you'd be lucky to find it being screened in a theater. It would probably work better on a large screen, but the chemistry between Greer and Powell will work in any format. It's a movie that's definitely worth finding and seeing.

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