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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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Chris Danning
Marguerite Chapman ...
Kate Hardison
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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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1 July 1948 (USA)  »

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Ton heure a sonné  »

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1.37 : 1
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Younger Miles: When I pay a man, I expect him to be loyal enough to keep his mouth shut.
Chris Denning: And if you don't pay him?
Younger Miles: He still gets paid, some other way.
Chris Denning: [Speaking to a man in the bar, loud enough for everyone to hear] Hey, you there. You know Mrs. Miles? I took her home last night. She was drunk. Dead drunk.
[the others in the saloon begin to clear away]
Sheriff O'Hea: [Walking in the door] Hi, everybody. I'm serving notice on all you evildoers to make yourself scarce, because the majesty of the law has just arrived. Well, just ...
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Routine Scott Western.
26 March 2005 | by (Deming, New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

Not a bad movie, it stars Randolph Scott as a man whose wife has been killed by the heavy (MacReady) and who spends the rest of the story tracking him down and whittling away at both his empire and his nerves.

Scott looks fine physically, as usual. MacReady is suitably villainous. He looks so awesomely Teutonic. Come to think of it, as a revenge Western, this should have been directed by Fritz Lang.

That probably would have helped a good deal because Ray Enright's direction never rises above the functionally mediocre. Actors go where they are supposed to go and say what they are supposed to say, and that's about it. But then the whole film is routine. The characters are pretty simple. Two men fight and tumble into a shack and the balsam wood boards scatter like feathers. The script is equally prosaic. The comic sidekick, Wally Ford, adds an obligato to some of his lines -- "I reckon." (Amusing.) The cast has a lot of familiar faces who aren't asked to do very much with their one-dimensional characters. The three actresses are fundamentally uninteresting.

It isn't terrible. What I mean is that it's not a cheap B Western with telephone poles in the background. It's just that, considering some of Scott's other Westerns, it rather groans and creaks.


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