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Coroner Creek (1948)

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

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Luke Short (adapted from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randolph Scott ... Chris Danning
Marguerite Chapman ... Kate Hardison
George Macready ... Younger Miles
Sally Eilers ... Della Harms
Edgar Buchanan ... Sheriff O'Hea
Barbara Read ... Abbie Miles (as Barbara Reed)
Wallace Ford ... Andy West
Forrest Tucker ... Ernie Combs
William Bishop ... Leach Conover
Joe Sawyer ... Frank Yordy
Russell Simpson ... Walt Hardison
Douglas Fowley ... 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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Brutal! Breathtaking Drama! See more »

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Western

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Trivia

Randolph Scott Trademark: Cinched-up chin strap. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Featured in Frances Farmer Presents: Coroner Creek (1959) See more »

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One Of his Better Westerns
21 December 2012 | by GManfredSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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