Firecreek (1968): Western, Starring Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart

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 cast 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 (he has problem with pacing), is nonetheless nicely shot by cinematographer William H. Clothier.