Firecreek (1968)

Director
Vincent McEveety

Main cast
James Stewart; Henry Fonda; Inger Stevens; Gary Lockwood; Dean Jagger

Genres
Western

Description
A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.


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