Firecreek (1968)





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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.
Action & Adventure , Western
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Henry Fonda
as Larkin
James Stewart
as Johnny Cobb
Inger Stevens
as Evelyn
James Best
as Drew
Jay C. Flippen
as Mr. Pittman
Louise Latham
as Dulcie
Jack Elam
as Norman
Dean Jagger
as Whittier
Athena Lorde
as Mrs. Littlejohn
Jacqueline Scott
as Henrietta Cobb
Christopher Shea
as Franklin
Ed Begley Sr.
as Preacher Broyles
Kevin Tate
as Aaron
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Critic Reviews for Firecreek

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

A mediocre Western, elevated by the star power of Henry Fonda (as the villain) and Jimmy Stewart

Full Review… | May 4, 2011

It's a B-western passed off as an A-western.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
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Henry Fonda broke from tradition and portrayed two villains in 1968. One was Once Upon A Time In The West; This was the other.

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

Anything with James Stewart/Henry Fonda should be a classic, but 'Firecreek' is one of the weakest westerns I've ever seen. It plays more like an episode of 'Little House on the Prairie,' than a big time western. If you watch closely, you'll even see where Michael Landon got a few of his ideas.

Bloodmarsh Krackoon
Bloodmarsh Krackoon

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 nixon
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