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Coroner Creek (1948)

Passed  -  Western  -  1 July 1948 (USA)
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A man is bent on taking revenge on those responsible for his fiance's death.

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Marguerite Chapman ...
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Younger Miles
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Della Harms
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Sheriff O'Hea
Barbara Read ...
Abbie Miles (as Barbara Reed)
Wallace Ford ...
Andy West
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Ernie Combs
William Bishop ...
Leach Conover
Joe Sawyer ...
Frank Yordy
Russell Simpson ...
Walt Hardison
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Stew Shallis
Lee Bennett ...
Tip Henry
Forrest Taylor ...
McCune
Phil Schumacher ...
Bill Arnold
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With the help of Kate Hardison (Marguerite Chapman), the Coroner Creek hotel keeper, Chris Danning (Randolph Scott)learns that Younger Miles (George Macready)is the man who killed his fiancée. Chris is hired by rancher Della Harms (Sally Eilers)as her foreman, and plots his revenge against Miles. But one of the latter's henchmen cripples Chris' trigger-hand. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The brass-knuckled SATURDAY EVENING POST story comes to the screen! (original print ad) See more »

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1 July 1948 (USA)  »

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Ton heure a sonné  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Chris Denning: Now you wouldn't get an idea that my left hand is slower than your right, would you, Yordy? But if you would like to prove it...
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Outstanding Scott Oater
15 September 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

With his square-jawed determination, Scott (Danning) makes a riveting screen presence. So, by golly, he's going to get whoever is responsible for his fiancé's death and nothing's going to stand in his way. Not even the comely Chapman (Kate) or the Big Guy in the Sky. But he's got a tough bunch to deal with, especially blond bruiser Tucker (Ernie), who would rather grind hands than seeds. That fist-fight with Danning may be a stretch, but it's sure imaginative. Then there's that arch baddie Macready (Miles) and veteran sneer merchant Douglas Fowley (Stew). So Danning's got his work cut out for him.

You gotta love those red rock Sedona AZ locations. They turn up in so many horse operas of the time. Speaking of turning up and lending color—yes indeed, there he is, old gravel- voiced grouch Edgar Buchanan as the sheriff. No western of the day worth its salt was without his particular brand of character color. And, guys, there's not just the usual one good-looking woman in the movie. There're three, so which one will Scott end up with.

Can't help noticing that Harry Joe Brown produced this film along with Scott's later The Tall T (1957). Then too, the plot here is similar to many of the Scott-Buddy Boetticher classics of a decade later. But then, Scott was so good at grim determination, it's hard not to make him a revenge-seeker. Anyway, better than most six-gun directors, Enright knows where to put the camera, helping to make this one of Scott's more memorable westerns that even non-fans may enjoy.


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