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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chino Bullock
... Frenchie Dumont
... Mitch Hardin
... Debbie Allen
... Loney Hogan
... Harvey Logan
... Prudy
Victor Sutherland ... Mayor Lowery
... Lame Jack Banner
... Will Horn (as Bob Wilke)
... Bo Curry
... Pike Kendreck
Post Park ... Stagecoach Driver
... 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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They came...first one...then two...then hundreds...to this dream they called the West! (original poster) See more »

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8 June 1953 (USA)  »

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Honor sin fronteras  »

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Budget:

$985,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,000,000, 31 December 1953
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Version of Frontier Marshal (1939) See more »

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Love Me, Love Me, Love
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Eliot Daniel
Sung by Corinne Calvet (uncredited)
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a very good variation of "My Darling Clementine"

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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