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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Western

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1 July 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ton heure a sonné  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Younger Miles: If you expect me to sit around and watch you tear down everything I've built up, you're crazier than I think. I've worked hard to get where I am... and done everything a man can do. I've lied, cheated and stolen. I've even killed to build this set-up I've got now. And I'm not going to let any man destroy it. Least of all you.
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One Of his Better Westerns
21 December 2012 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Stalwart western hero Randolph Scott is at his stalwart best in "Coroner Creek" - and it wasn't directed by the overrated Budd Boetticher. Scott is a man of action as he attempts to avenge the killing of his fiancée at the hands of George MacReady in one of his most villainous roles. As mentioned, the emphasis is on action; the exasperating Boetticher often put one of Hollywood's best cowboy stars in complex psychological situations while forgoing Scott's long suit.

In "Coroner Creek", Scott is surrounded by three women who manage to slow down the story by their presence; Marguerite Chapman as a moralizing hotel owner, Sally Eilers as a widowed ranch owner, and Barbara Read as Macready's dipso wife. But the storyline is so good that you can overlook these interruptions and await his next confrontation with baddies. There are gunfights and fistfights enough to satisfy the most avid action fan, including a left-handed fist fight with Forrest Tucker (you'll have to watch it for more info). I liked this one enough to rate it an eight.


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