Firecreek (1968)

There’s a sense of mutual respect and intimate camaraderie between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart, the stars of “Firecreek” and “The Cheyenne Social Club,” whose real friendship goes back to their days as struggling actors and roommates.

In the somber, character-driven Western “Firecreek,” Henry Fonda is cats against type, playing an outlaw preying on small towns. Jimmy Stewart is the mild-mannered, jittery, two-dollar-a-month part-time lawman, who must find the courage to stop him.

The film, which is not well directed by Vincent McEveety, who has problem with pacing, is nonetheless nicely shot by cinematographer William H. Clothier.

 

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