Hang 'Em High

Hang 'Em High

Ted Post (1968)

X Certificate


Our Score
Clint Eastwood is a man of few words but many bullets in this, the first western he made back in America after Sergio Leone had virtually invented him as a film star and a distinctive screen character in the spaghetti westerns that they made together. Eastwood does the strong, silent stuff with characteristic efficiency, in a tale of revenge and justice for all. The laconic one plays a rancher who's mistakenly hanged by a lynch mob but survives to become a deputy sheriff and wreak terrible vengeance on the perpetrators. It's perhaps more memorable as a staging post in Eastwood's career than as a landmark in the history of the Hollywood western.


A lawman-turned-rancher is attacked by a lynch mob and hanged for a crime he did not commit, but is rescued before he dies. He returns to his former profession to hunt the mob down, but his desire for revenge clashes with his responsibility to bring them to trial alive. Western, starring Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley, James MacArthur, Pat Hingle, Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper.

Cast & Crew

Jed Cooper Clint Eastwood
Rachel Inger Stevens
Cap'n Wilson Ed Begley
Judge Adam Fenton Pat Hingle
Jennifer Arlene Golonka
Preacher James MacArthur
Madam Peaches Sophie Ruth White
Miller Bruce Dern
Stone Alan Hale Jr
Prisoner James Westerfield
Prophet Dennis Hopper
Sheriff Dave Bliss Ben Johnson (1)
Sheriff Ray Calhoun Charles McGraw
Loomis L Q Jones
Jenkins Bob Steele
Schmidt Bert Freed
Charlie Blackfoot Ned Romero
Director Ted Post
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: Swearing, edited for violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray