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Powder River (1953)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  8 June 1953 (USA)
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In 1875, ex-lawman Chino Bull becomes temporary town marshal when his gold prospecting partner is robbed and killed in Powder River country but Chino runs into the murderous Logan brothers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chino Bullock
Corinne Calvet ...
Frenchie Dumont
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Mitch Hardin
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Debbie Allen
Carl Betz ...
Loney Hogan
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Raymond Greenleaf ...
Prudy
Victor Sutherland ...
Mayor Lowery
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Lame Jack Banner
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Will Horn (as Bob Wilke)
Harry Carter ...
Bo Curry
Robert Adler ...
Pike Kendreck
Post Park ...
Stage Coach Driver
Richard Garrick ...
Ferry Master
Archer MacDonald ...
Joey
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Storyline

Ex-marshal Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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They came...first one...then two...then hundreds...to this dream they called the West! (original poster) See more »

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Release Date:

8 June 1953 (USA)  »

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Honor sin fronteras  »

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Budget:

$985,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is loosely based on the book Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal by Stuart N. Lake (Boston, 1931).However, the characters were changed for the film Powder River and only certain incidents from the original were used. See more »

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Just Let Me Love You
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Eliot Daniel
Sung by Corinne Calvert
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Meaty western tale
1 May 2013 | by (Tucson, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not really a fan of Rory Calhoun, but I enjoyed his character in this picture. It tells a story with a bit more depth and a few surprises, while still providing action, romance and some terrific western scenery. While Calhoun's character, Chino Bull, is still country-suave and in control, he doesn't convey the snide quality that was an undercurrent in his later television work. The story line carries some standard western baggage, but at the same time it veers away with unexpected plot developments that were a bit more sophisticated than the type of that era, presaging the so-called "adult westerns" that became the standard in the 1950s and '60s. The female characters, unfortunately, are given the usual supportive roles. Still, it's an interesting story against some beautiful backgrounds.


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