Coroner Creek

Coroner Creek is a 1948 American Cinecolor Western film directed by Ray Enright and starring Randolph Scott and Marguerite Chapman. It was based on the novel of the same name by Luke Short.

Coroner Creek
Directed byRay Enright
Produced byHarry Joe Brown
Screenplay byKenneth Gamet
Based onthe novel Coroner Creek
1946 novel
by Luke Short
StarringRandolph Scott
Marguerite Chapman
Music byRudy Schrager
CinematographyFred Jackman Jr.
Edited byHarvey Manger
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • July 1, 1948 (1948-07-01)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


Vowing revenge after his fiancée is abducted from a stagecoach and ends up dead, Chris Danning (Randolph Scott) rides into the town of Coroner Creek seeking the man responsible.

Hotel owner Kate Hardison (Marguerite Chapman) asks him to escort home Abbie (Barbara Reed), the inebriated wife of rich rancher Younger Miles (George Macready), but his motives are mistaken and Chris is beaten by Younger's men. A widow, Della (Sally Eilers), tells him that Younger is trying to drive her off her land, and Chris begins to believe Younger could be the man he's after.

Younger and his men kill a friend of Chris's and the sheriff as well, also setting a fire that leads to Della losing all her cattle. A showdown ensues and Chris gets the best of it, returning to town and to a possible romance with Kate.



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