The Ride to Hangman's Tree

  • U
  • Alan Rafkin (1967)
  • US
  • 89 min
The Ride to Hangman's Tree
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Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot 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 and 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
Paul Reed
Ed Mason
Richard H Cutting
Bing Russell


Alan Rafkin

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Rank Film Dists Ltd