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Powder River (1953)

 -  Western  -  8 June 1953 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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8 June 1953 (USA)  »

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Der neue Sheriff  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Music by Lionel Newman
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a very good variation of "My Darling Clementine"
31 July 2012 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was twelve, 1955, and remember not having liked it. I saw it again recently and thought it was quite good. I guess, when twelve I was too impressed with Mitch Hardin, the character played by Cameron Mitchell, who suffers from a brain tumor, and that got me kind of depressed. But really, this western is basically another variation of "Frontier Marshall", "My Darling Clementine" etc. etc. Mitch Hardin has his roots in Doc Holliday, same way Frenchie Dumont (Corinne Calvet) can be compared to Chihuahua (Linda Darnell) and Pennie Edwards is another Clementine. But there are a lot of interesting changes made to the basic story which provides this western with many action scenes, and a sort of unpredictability not present in the usual western. There are some great moments like when the stagecoach is going adrift in the river, and when Calhoun grabs the gun of the bad guy. Calhoun is excellent in his role, of course based on Wyatt Earp.


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