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Firecreek (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 1968 (UK)
A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

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'Evelyn' / Evelyn Pittman
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Earl
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Whittier
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Preacher Broyles
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Mr. Pittman
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Norman
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Drew
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Meli (as Barbara Luna)
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Henrietta Cobb
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Leah
Robert Porter ...
Arthur (as J. Robert Porter)
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Willard
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Hall
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Farmer and family man Johnny Cobb moonlights as a $2 a month sheriff in the quiet little town of Firecreek. When a gang of freebooters passes through, their leader Larkin, who is suffering from a minor wound, decides to spend the night. The gang members prove to be vicious, sadistic sociopaths who take advantage of the frightened townspeople, humiliating them for their own perverse amusement. Although Larkin disapproves of their behavior, his leadership role is tenuous, and he is reluctant to test it by exercising control over his men. The mild-mannered Cobb also seems hesitant to challenge the gang's antisocial behavior. Things come to a head when Meli, an Indian woman with a mixed race child, is sexually attacked by one of vicious psychopaths. Arthur, a mentally-challenged stable boy, comes to her aid and accidentally kills him. Cobb locks up Arthur pending a trial, but when the sheriff visits his pregnant wife, the gang breaks into the jail and lynches the boy. Cobb now realizes ... Written by duke1029

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JAMES STEWART as the farmer sheriff with a badge carved out of tin. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Also Known As:

Die fünf Vogelfreien  »

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Opening credits: The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, living or dead, is intended or should be inferred. See more »

Goofs

When leaving the church service that was held in the general store, as Johnny Cobb bids farewell to the preacher, the boom mike is visible in the store's door window. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Cobb: [Screaming to the townspeople after finding Arthur has been taken from the jail and lynched] How could you let it happen?
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Featured in John Wayne Made Me Cry: Our Western Heros (2002) See more »

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Rock of Ages
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Music by Thomas Hastings and lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
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Excellent plot with a feel good ending
21 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I had not seen this movie until it appeared on Foxtel Classics a couple of weeks ago and was very pleasantly surprised by it. I have long been a great fan of both James Stewart and Henry Fonda so it was a pleasure to see them together in this well constructed slant on absolute power. The movie itself was a gem with a smoldering if not subtle plot which found a group of exhausted and wounded desperados taking refuge from pursuit in a sleepy backwater, policed reluctantly and part time farmer stroke sheriff stroke father to be for the third time, Johnny Cobb (James Stewart). Leader of the desperados Bob Larkens' (Henry Fonda)initial instinct, though quite badly wounded from an earlier encounter with his pursuers, is to move on immediately and give the place a wide berth. He is however convinced by his fellow gang members (who boast Jack Elam amongst their number) that everything will be fine and that the rest will do them good etc etc. Bob Larken has taken to his bed to lick his wounds and leaves his cronies to amuse themselves with the tiny population of Fireceek.The scene is now set for the inevitable confrontation between right and wrong as the tension between the two sides mounts with a series of events that see the desperados flexing their muscles further and further at the expense of the townsfolks' dignity, culminating in the death of one the gang at the hands of the simple minded stable boy. Who was protecting the honor of a local lady from the unwelcome advances of one of the gang and accidentally shot the attacker.All this of course takes place whilst Johnny Cobb is back on the farm assisting his wife through lab. On his return Johnny finds that the outlaws have taken the law into their own hands and have lynched the boy. At this moment Johnny decides that he has turned the other cheek often enough and that this is the final straw. The ending, though obvious from the beginning, was no less enjoyable for the fact. Its a shame that modern movies do not employ the same degree of detail to set the background before embarking on the action.


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