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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lawless See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Sheriff O'Hea: Hi, everybody! I'm serving notice on all you evildoers to make yourself scarce because the majesty of the law has just arrived.
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Referenced in Bye Bye Braverman (1968) See more »

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Creeky
13 May 2018 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Randolph Scott (Chris) is out to avenge the man responsible for the death of his fiancée. He has a description of the man responsible and so his search begins. That man is George Macready (Miles) who is now living as top dog in the town of Coroner Creek. Scott arrives and plays a tactical game.

The problem with the film is the path that Scott pursues to take his revenge. I'm all for a bit of revenge - it can be very satisfying. Why doesn't he just get on with what he came for instead of namby-pambying around with psychological warfare. He gets involved with too many people. Henchman Forrest Tucker (Ernie) gives him a good fight but there is no way Scott would have defeated him with the use of only one arm. Unrealistic nonsense. So, the film loses a point. I also found Macready an unconvincing bad guy - he's too angelic looking.

It is filmed in colour which makes a change for 1948 but the process only seems to have brought out oranges and greens. Everything is orange, browny-orange, orangey-brown and green. The film is ok to watch but I was a little disappointed and it includes a far-fetched ending with dodgy shooting that ties everything up conveniently.

I'm off to but a new orangey-brown outfit but not sure what colour it will go with. I'll try green.


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