Powder River

  • 1953
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Calhoun plays a mine owner who becomes sheriff of a small town in order to track down the man who killed his partner. He befriends Mitchell, a doctor forced to give up his practice because of a brain tumor. Mitchell is weary of life, so he flirts with death in hopes that a bullet will put him out of his misery, running from his life with the sweet Edwards...read more

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Calhoun plays a mine owner who becomes sheriff of a small town in order to track down the man who killed his partner. He befriends Mitchell, a doctor forced to give up his practice because of a brain tumor. Mitchell is weary of life, so he flirts with death in hopes that a bullet will put

him out of his misery, running from his life with the sweet Edwards to chase after a saloon girl, sexy Calvet. He is also the man who killed Calhoun's friend, and after Calhoun finds out, the two engage in a gun battle. Mitchell outdraws Calhoun, but is suddenly stricken and dies as a result of

his tumor. Direction concentrates more upon characterization than action, but suspense and tension remain.

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