Cripple Creek (film)

Cripple Creek
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Produced by Edward Small
Written by Richard Schayer
Based on story by Frank Gruber
Starring George Montgomery
Jerome Courtland
Richard Egan
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Cinematography William V. Skall
Edited by Richard Fantl
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
1 July 1952
Running time
78 min.
Country USA
Language English

Cripple Creek is a 1952 United States Technicolor Western film based on a story by Frank Gruber.[1]It is 78 minutes long and was released on July 1, 1952. Directed by Ray Nazarro and written by Richard Schayer, it stars George Montgomery, Jerome Courtland, and Richard Egan.


It's 1893 and gold is being smuggled out of the country. Instead of stealing gold bars, the outlaws are stealing high grade ore, having it smelted, and then having it plated to look like lead. The Government sends agents Bret (George Montgomery) and Larry (Jerome Courtland) who arrive in Cripple Creek posing as Texas gunfighters. While their partner, Strap (Richard Egan) works on the inside as an informant, Bret finds the smelting operation and Larry learns of the payoff. The crooked town Marshal is suspicious of the two men. The reply of his inquiry to Texas exposes them, putting their lives in danger.



Filming started 27 February 1951.[2]


  1. Cripple Creek at TCMDB
  2. Quinn Plans Episodic Fantasy; Leatrice Joy Bound for Gotham Stage Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 27 Dec 1950: B5.

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