Firecreek 1967 NR CC

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(17) IMDb 6.8/10
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A farmer, who moonlights as a sheriff in a small town, finds himself face-to-face with a gang of outlaw drifters who want nothing but to start trouble.

Starring:
James Stewart, Henry Fonda
Runtime:
1 hour 45 minutes

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Firecreek

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Product Details

Genres Western
Director Vincent McEveety
Starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda
Supporting actors Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood, Dean Jagger, Ed Begley, Jay C. Flippen, Jack Elam, James Best, BarBara Luna, Jacqueline Scott, Brooke Bundy, Robert Porter, Morgan Woodward, John Qualen, Louise Latham, Athena Lorde, Slim Duncan, Kitty Kelly, Bill McKinney
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bomojaz on April 3, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
HIGH NOON, in a sense, all over again, but, of course, not nearly as good. James Stewart plays a weak farmer-sherrif in a western backwater town, and Henry Fonda rides in one day leading a small gang that gets the idea it can do whatever it likes and no one will stop them. They are almost right, until the end, of course, when Stewart's feelings of pride and honor suddenly emerge from their slumbers; he shoots them down one by one, except for Fonda, who gets his from the woman (Inger Stevens) he's confided in while in town. No doubt it's a downbeat oater, and though it copies NOON (especially the ending), it doesn't have the suspense or energy of the earlier gem.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By schackdaddy on January 24, 2004
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strong character's and a off beat storey about a gang of out laws who ventured into a sleepy town , and one man's courage and conviction not to start trouble, but is their when trouble and evil pop in, fonda and stewart made a fine movie, the late character actor jack elam is one of the main support chacters, dean jagger reprise's many of the cowardly characters he's been forced to play thruout his career
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 2001
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saw this on tv recently on one of those too hot to sleep nights. it was surprisingly good - poignant, thoughtful and curiously saddening. the main protagonists realise their situation but one is strong enough to act on his convictions while the other is not. stewart's sheriff walks a fine line between confrontation and appeasement and although it is played as a choice between right and wrong, it is seldom that clear cut. the film takes a dramatic turn in tone as the true nature of the town's character is revealed.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "shelbyrush" on January 20, 2000
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For someone who hates Westerns, this movie had me fixated. Stewart and Fonda can be counted on for excellent performances--Firecreek is no exception--but what impressed me most was the solid script. I did not find the movie by any definition overlong or 'unrelentingly downbeat.' A well-crafted, well-acted and thoughtful film.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By virgilmail@aol.com on May 31, 1999
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Rare Leonard Maltin miscue. The movie is not "unrelentingly downbeat". Jimmy Stewart plays a farmer who is given the mostly honorary job of sheriff in a small, peaceful town. Forced into a confrontation with an outlaw gang, he overcomes his fear and self-doubts to do the right thing in the face of danger.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tony Musto on October 27, 2001
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The main message I want to convey here is: Don't listen to the negative comments that so many books and critics throw at this film. This movie is filled with character and heart. I don't claim to be any kind of critic, but I DO KNOW THAT THIS IS THE BEST WESTERN EVER LAID DOWN ON FILM. If you don't like this movie, YOU SIMPLY JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. The acting in this BLOWS AWAY ANYTHING THAT WAS MADE PAST THE YEAR OF 1972. (although this film is earlier than that). GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hitman777 on September 19, 2005
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The only problem with this is it is not on DVD and given the rightful restoration job it deserves. A fine cast, a great premise. Jimmy Stewart gives one of his finest performances as a common man placed in an uncommon situation. A simple, honest farmer, and good man who works part-time as the small town's law officer, he is placed in a position where he must make a tough stand and face almost unbeatable odds. The story is compelling, because it is the type of story where an ordinary man must become a hero. A man faced with evil, a man who won't back down just because he is afraid. His job is to protect a two-bit town that is being besieged by outlaws and the locals are too old, too afraid and either unwilling or unable to help him. He must face the odds alone. And that is the stuff that good westerns are made of! Henry Fonda does an excellent job as an injured outlaw leader who sees their two trains heading towards each other on the tracks, but is unwilling to throttle down or veer off and avoid the inevitable collision. Why isn't this amazing western on DVD?
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This is a good telling of what happens when good men stand by and do nothing. Henry Fonda is cast as a bad guy with a gang of ruthless men. Jimmy Stewart is a timid good guy who really steps up. In the end good triumphs over evil, but there is a price to pay.
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