Station West

Synopsis: Dick Powell stars as Haven, a government private 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 at her gambling emporium, biding his time and gathering evidence against the gorgeous crime chieftain Cast as a philosophical bartender, Burl Ives is afforded at least one opportunity to sing.
Director(s): Sidney Lanfield
Production: RKO Pictures
  1 nomination.
87 min

- Sit down, Mr. Haven.

- Thank you, Captain.

So you're operating under sealed orders.

All this mumbo-jumbo is characteristic

of the Military Information Department.

We try to use it as sparingly

as possible.

I've been in this territory

for a number of years.

I think you'll find it a little rougher

here than the suburbs of Washington DC.

Very sensibly.

Then why is M.I.D. sending you here?

Because two soldiers have been murdered.

Those two soldiers were killed

while escorting one of the gold stakes.

Is escorting gold

one of the functions of your command?

Young man, the functions

of my command look very pretty on paper.

But they are not very practical

in a territory like this.

What's happening to the gold?

I permitted it to be stored

on a warehouse on the post.

Captain, you're in a bad way.

Wells Fargo won't convoy gold.

You tried and failed. Two men are dead.

Gold's piling up at your post.

You can't move it.

The post is undermanned.

You want the quartermaster's

plague to replace 7 uniforms.

Sent to the freight

office in West Rim City.

The freight building burned

down with the uniforms.

I'm not operating a fire department.

And if I were,

West Rim City is 60 miles away.

- That doesn't concern me either.

- Well what does?

The killing of two soldiers.

They were my men, Haven.

I'm trying every way I know

to find out who murdered them.

- So will I.

- It may be harder than you think.

I don't know how you operate.

But this is a dangerous job

that can get you killed.

You make it sound very

difficult, Captain.

Why don't you just wrap up your flag

and take it back east with you?

- Look here, Lieutenant.

- Yes?

How will I know what you're doing?

I'll let you know from time to time.

That's very obliging of you.

One thing. I don't want

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