Dick Powell stars as Haven, an army undercover investigator assigned to investigate the murders of two cavalrymen. Travelling incognito, Haven arrives in a small frontier outpost, where saloon singer Charlie controls all illegal activities. After making short work of Charlie's burly henchman, Haven gets a job in her organization biding his time and gathering evidence against the gorgeous crime boss. Cast as a philosophical hotel keeper, Burl Ives is afforded the opportunity to sing a a ballad.
DICK POWELL,SECRET AGENT; JANE GREER, MENACE;THEIR HOSTILE URGES MAKE FOR DYNAMIC DRAMA! (original print ad-all caps)
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The novel by Luke Short, upon which this film is based, was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post from October 19 to November 30, 1946. RKO purchased the film rights for $20,000. See more
When the lawyer Mark Bristow is attacked by gunmen outside his office (1 hr, 8 min mark) , bullets shatter the upper window on the office door and the glass shatters and falls, destroying most of the "Mark Bristow" decal on the glass. A minute later when the sheriff arrives, the door's window is intact. See more
You couldn't be looking for trouble, could you?
I could, but I'm not.
Well that's fine. Because this is one of the best places west of the Atlantic Ocean to find it.
That was my first impression.
That lieutenant's a nice young boy.
I don't doubt it. But his mouth is too big... like your ears.
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The Sun Shining Warm
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Music by Leigh Harline
Sung by Burl Ives
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