The Hawk of Powder River

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Not Yet Available


Total Count: N/A

Audience Score

Ratings: Not yet available
User image

Movie Info

Arguably Eddie Dean's best Western -- and certainly the balladeer's most unusual -- The Hawk of Powder River features busy B-Western heroine Jennifer Holt as Vivian, the "Hawk" of the title and the murderous leader of a gang of outlaws. When a local newspaper editor begins a crusade against the Hawk's reign of terror, Vivian has her henchmen murder him. Her uncle (Budd Buster), the owner of the Chambers Ranch, accidentally discovers the gang's hideout, and he, too, is killed. Next in line is Vivian's pretty cousin, Carole (June Carlson), but she is saved in the nick of time by cowboys Eddie Dean and Soapy (Roscoe Ates), who decide to get to the bottom of the fearful goings-on. Eddie sets a trap for Vivian's fiancé, Cochrane (Eddie Parker), and The Hawk of Powder River ends in a shootout during which Vivian is killed. In between the carnage, Dean sings four ballads accompanied by Andy Parker and the Plainsmen.


Critic Reviews for The Hawk of Powder River

All Critics (1) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for The Hawk of Powder River

  • Sep 14, 2018
    Evidently a singing cowboy of some renown (though I never heard of him), Eddie Dean travels around the old West a-helpin' and a-savin' folks in between a-singin' songs about the open range to his horse - or his sidekick - whoever happens to be close by. Now, there's a bad guy try'n'ta take over the whole kit'n'kaboodle ... and it's a woman! Can our happy-go-lucky hero put a halt to her shenanigans? This C-grade feature, while extremely predictable, manages to not insult a soul too much, and might even coax a song or two out of you yourself, sangin' back-up.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

The Hawk of Powder River Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features