6.8/10
224
7 user 2 critic

Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)

Passed | | Western | 9 August 1948 (Sweden)
Two sons of a general try to prove that he did not give an order that resulted in the Indian massacre of a wagon train and army fort.

Director:

(as Bruce Humberstone)

Writers:

, (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele
Escort West (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ex-Confederate officer and his young daughter, traveling West, rescue two women survivors of an Indian attack.

Director: Francis D. Lyon
Stars: Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue
The Tall T (1957)
Romance | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan
Ride Lonesome (1959)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts
Coroner Creek (1948)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man is bent on taking revenge on those responsible for his fiance's death.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready
Fort Massacre (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A cavalry troop finds itself under constant attack by Indians.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, John Russell
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy
Trooper Hook (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Holliman
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Police Lieut. Candella, longtime friend of the Rome family, walks a tightrope in the case of cop-killer Martin Rome.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Fred Clark
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Cash Blackwell / Tex Cameron
...
Molly Baxter
...
Capt. Rufe Blackwell / Sam Gilmore
...
Capt. Grover A. Walsh
...
Edward Leverett
...
Bird
...
Peaceful Jones
...
Gen. Fletcher Blackwell
...
Judge
...
Al Shanks
...
Gen. Leads
...
Appleby
Edit

Storyline

The Arizona wilderness, 1880. Gen. Fletcher Blackwell sends a message telling Capt. Walsh, who is escorting a wagon-train through Apache territory, heading for the fort at Furnace Creek, that he should cancel the escort and rush to another town. Apache leader "Little Dog" is leading the attack on the wagon-train and massacring everyone at the poorly manned fort. As a result the treaty is broken with the Indians and the white settlers take over the territory with the help of the calvary, as the Apaches are wiped out and only "Little Dog" remains at large. Gen. Fletcher Blackwell is court-martial-led for treason. The general's 2 sons, Cash Blackwell and Capt. Rufe Blackwell, each with a different disposition, go about trying to find evidence to clear their father's name. Written by Robert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 August 1948 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Four Men and a Prayer  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 10, 1949 with Victor Mature, Charles Kemper and Reginald Gardiner reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Tex Cameron was driving the open buggy through the desert talking to Molly, the carriage seemed to be moving at about 40 miles an hour. Yet there was not even breeze of wind on their faces, indicating they were on a sound stage. See more »

Connections

Remake of Four Men and a Prayer (1938) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rufe and Cash.
9 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fury at Furnace Creek is directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and collectively written by Charles G. Booth, Winston Miller and David Garth. It stars Victor Mature, Glenn Langan, Coleen Gray, Albert Dekker and Reginald Gardiner. Music is by David Raksin and cinematography by Harry Jackson.

When General Blackwell (Robert Warwick) is accused of instigating an Apache massacre, he refutes the allegation so strongly in court he keels over and dies. With the family name tarnished, the estranged Blackwell brothers (Mature and Langan) must put aside their differences to hopefully unearth the truth and clear their father's name.

Nice. Without bringing new dimensions to this formula of plotting, Fury at Furnace Creek is stylish and doesn't take the easy narrative options so prevalent in other Westerns of the 40s. Sure, the standard action quotient is adhered to, with Apache attack, pursuits, saloon shoot-out and the good versus bad finale, but screenplay and scripting has an intelligence about it; and the cast performances coupled with Jackson's shadowy infused black and white photography, make this well worthy of a look by the Western faithful. 7/10


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?