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Coroner Creek (1948)

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

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Della Harms
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Sheriff O'Hea
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Abbie Miles (as Barbara Reed)
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Andy West
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Ernie Combs
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Leach Conover
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Tip Henry
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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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Randolph Scott Trademark: Cinched up chin strap. See more »

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Randolph Scott's character is being shot at, making a bullet hole on a barrel above his head. The hole disappears in the next shot. See more »

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Chris Denning: [Voiceover of his thoughts as he sees Younger Miles for the first time] Big. Strong. Yellow hair. Blue eyes. And a scar on his right cheek.
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Referenced in Bye Bye Braverman (1968) See more »

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Though it has a few familiar story elements, like the typical Randolph Scott film, it handles them well.
28 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Coroner Creek" is a Randolph Scott film that combines two typical western themes--revenge and the evil power-grabbing boss. It begins with a stage coach being attacked by Indians. However, these Indians are only working for the evil unknown white man. During this attack, the folks on the coach were murdered and one of them is Chris Danning's fiancé. Scott plays Chris Danning--a man determined to exact justice. After a montage showing Chris going town to town looking for a blond man with a scar, his trail leads to Coroner Creek---and to an evil boss-man named Younger Miles (George Macready). But, like a typical western baddie, Miles has hired a bunch of thugs (including Forrest Tucker and Joe Sawyer) and Chris is going to have to go through all this guys before his ultimate showdown with Younger. In the process, will Chris be able to hold on to his humanity? As I mentioned in the summary, this film, though reminiscent of other movies, handles it all very well. Scott managed to make it all seem very realistic and was at his best here. Well worth seeing.


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