Coroner Creek

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Coroner Creek
Coroner Creek FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Ray Enright
Produced by Harry Joe Brown
Screenplay by Kenneth Gamet
Based on the novel Coroner Creek
1946 novel
by Luke Short
Starring Randolph Scott
Marguerite Chapman
Music by Rudy Schrager
Cinematography Fred Jackman Jr.
Edited by Harvey Manger
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • July 1, 1948 (1948-07-01)
Running time
89-93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Coroner Creek is an American 1948 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.


Vowing revenge after his fiancée is abducted from a stagecoach and ends up dead, Chris Denning (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 Read), 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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