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Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda headline this western in which an old lawman (Stewart) attempts to keep his town safe from a band of recent returnees from the Missouri range wars and their villainous leader (Fonda), who threaten to destroy it with their drunken revelry. The old sheriff usually avoids the town, preferring to live on the outskirts of town with his pregnant wife. He is a bit of a pacifist, and when he sees what the outlaws are doing to the peaceful little village, he decides he must intervene, as no one in town seems to have the grit to fight back. At first the lawman attempts to reason with the outlaws. He fails at this, and even more violence ensues, forcing the sheriff to use a stronger form of persuasion.

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Critic Reviews for Firecreek

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Audience Reviews for Firecreek

  • Apr 09, 2010
    Gritty western with a melancholy tone. Stewart and Fonda do good work as adversaries although Henry is a conflicted villain. He has some good scenes with Inger Stevens that humanize his character. Inger imparts a real sense of muted sorrow to her part but also a core of strength, a very subtle actress.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2010
    This was a very good western with two big name stars. James Stewart plays a farmer that is also the sheriff of a small town called Firecreek. Firecreek is a small town with many old folks and quiet towns people. But when a group of outlaws come into town for a rest they turn the quiet town and it's people upside down. Henry Fonda plays the leader of the outlaws. His character has some morales. But while he is resting from a gun shot wound his crew make life uneasy for the people in town. In the end Stewart's character must stand up to these men. This was a well done western. You don't get any real action in this movie till the end. But the build up to it was well done. Stewart and Fonda are both very good in their roles. They carry this movie and make it that much better. Otherwise this might have been a mediocre western. A must see for any Stewart & Fonda fans or those who enjoy a good western movie.
    Corey n Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2007
    Decent if rather old-fashioned western, raised above meciocrity by the two heavyweight stars.
    xGary X Super Reviewer

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