6.4/10
106
7 user 3 critic

Powder River (1953)

Approved | | Western | 8 June 1953 (USA)
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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Geoffrey Homes), (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Frustrated with the lack of opportunities in his hometown, young Jess Harker plans to leave, but sympathetic stagecoach armed guard Race Crim persuades his boss to give Jess the stage driver job.

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: Dale Robertson, Rory Calhoun, Robert Wagner
Utah Blaine (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gunslinger Utah Blaine rescues rancher Joe Neal from lynching by vigilante land-grabbers and runs afoul of vigilante leader Russ Nevers' interests.

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Susan Cummings, Angela Stevens
Red Sundown (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Martha Hyer, Dean Jagger
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1875 Argentina, after killing a man, a gaucho is sentenced to harsh army duty but he deserts the army and becomes a bandit leader.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Gene Tierney, Richard Boone
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Gunfighter Brett Wade, diagnosed with tuberculosis, tries to get out of his former life while helping a young woman.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian
Reprisal! (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Half-breed Frank Madden claims he's White, in order to own land, but violent racial clashes in town force him to abandon his neutrality and chose a side.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Guy Madison, Felicia Farr, Kathryn Grant
Domino Kid (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After the Civil War, a Confederate veteran must track down five outlaws who murdered his father and ransacked his farm during the war.

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Kristine Miller, Andrew Duggan
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An outlaw gang on the lam encounters former associate Simon Bhumer and his gorgeous daughter, who's drawn to their leader Cully.

Director: Richard Carlson
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Colleen Miller, George Nader
Law and Order (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster
Joe Dakota (1957)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A stranger rides into town and says he is looking for a local Indian. Told he left town, the truth everyone has been hiding comes out including the stranger's true identity.

Director: Richard Bartlett
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Luana Patten, Charles McGraw
Raw Edge (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1842 lawless Oregon, a gunfighter seeks vengeance when his innocent brother is lynched and his beautiful Indian wife is claimed by the local tyrant.

Director: John Sherwood
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Yvonne De Carlo, Mara Corday
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Cavalry Captain Farraday attempts to prevent the delivery of Gatling Guns into the hands of hostile Indians.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Van Johnson, Joanne Dru, Richard Boone
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

WILD LIKE AN UNTAMED RIVER A CONTINENT WAS LEAPING TO BIRTH (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 June 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Honor sin fronteras  »

Box Office

Budget:

$985,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Version of Frontier Marshal (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Let Me Love You
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Eliot Daniel
Sung by Corinne Calvert
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great oater
3 June 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Rory Calhoun was a staple hero in all kinds of films during the 50s. His performances were always great, abetted by his handsome, rugged looks and the ease into which he fit into a number of hero roles. In this one, a kind of standard western, he plays an ex-lawman who returns to the trade when his partner is killed. During the time he cleans up the town, defeats bad guys played by veteran character actors Carl Betz and John Dehner, gets his semi-revenge, on the antihero, played by Cameron Mitchell, wows the French bombshell, Corinne Calvert and, of course, gets the girl. It's great 50s entertainment with a total lack of CGI action, extensive blood and gore and good honest villains and good guys. (*sigh) They just don't make movies like this any more. Watch for it on the late show. There's no DVD or video listed. Calhoun was always worth the price of admission.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Powder River (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?