The Ride to Hangman's Tree

The Ride to Hangman's Tree

Alan Rafkin (1967)

89min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
An evocative title for a minor Universal western, utilising the studio's contract players and existing sets. Vaguely reminiscent of those cowboy adventures that enthralled young audiences at the Saturday morning pictures, it begins with a cleverly directed and remarkably well-staged robbery. The rest isn't bad either, with Jack Lord - a year before he hit the TV big time with Hawaii Five-O - and the ever-excellent James Farentino and Don Galloway playing a trio of outlaws. Stick with this, it's fun.

Summary

Two outlaws try to stay on the straight and narrow after a third bandit saves them from the hangman's noose. They get honest jobs protecting a stagecoach line, but when their saviour makes repeated efforts to rob from the wagons, returning to a life of crime proves hard to resist. Western, with Jack Lord, James Farentino, Don Galloway and Melodie Johnson.

Cast & Crew

Guy Russell Jack Lord
Matt Stone James Farentino
Nevada Jones Don Galloway
Lillie Malone Melodie Johnson
Steve Carlson Richard Anderson
Jeff Scott Robert Yuro
Sheriff Stewart Ed Peck
Corbett Paul Reed
Ed Mason Richard H Cutting
Keller Bing Russell
Director Alan Rafkin
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd

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