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  • Western
  • Drama
  • 1948
  • Sidney Lanfield
  • 79 mins
  • PG

Summary

Western starring Dick Powell and Jane Greer. Haven, an undercover investigator, is hired to trace the killers of two soldiers at a frontier outpost. He follows the clues to a gambling den operated by the beautiful but tough Charlie.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Former crooner Dick Powell carved out a career for himself as a tough guy in taut thrillers like Farewell My Lovely and Johnny O'Clock. He brought his new, darker image to this cleverly scripted RKO western based on a Luke Short tale, about an army investigator trying to sort out a series of gold heists. Jane Greer makes an excellent sparring partner, and there's a terrific fight sequence between Powell and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, but what really gives this movie some distinction is the use of clever one-liners, courtesy of screenwriters Frank Fenton and Winston Miller. This was director Sidney Lanfield's only western, and he brings to it much of the urbane sophistication that he showed in his films with Bob Hope.

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Credits

Cast

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Lt John Martin HavenDick Powell
CharlieJane Greer
Mrs Mary CaslonAgnes Moorehead
Hotel clerkBurl Ives
Captain George IlesTom Powers
PrinceGordon Oliver
Lt StellmanSteve Brodie
Mick MarionGuinn "Big Boy" Williams
Mark BristowRaymond Burr
James GoddardRegis Toomey

Crew

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DirectorSidney Lanfield

Details

Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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