Hangman's Knot

  • PG
  • Roy Huggins (1952)
  • US
  • 78 min
Hangman's Knot
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This tense western drama set at the end of the American Civil War was the sole directing credit for Roy Huggins, the creator of such television series as The Fugitive and Maverick, and it deserves reappraisal. Randolph Scott heads a memorable cast, playing the commanding officer of a group of Confederate soldiers who are unaware that the war has been over for a month when they steal a Union gold shipment. Regarded as common criminals, they take refuge in a stagecoach station, where the claustrophobic action erupts.

Plot Summary

Western starring Randolph Scott as a Confederate commander who is unaware that the American Civil War is over. After stealing some Yankee gold, his troops take refuge at a relay station in an effort to avoid criminal charges and become the target of bandits intent on seizing the loot.

Cast and crew


Matt Stewart
Randolph Scott
Molly Hull
Donna Reed
Jamie Groves
Claude Jarman Jr
Cass Browne
Frank Faylen
Capt Peterson
Glenn Langan
Lee Kemper
Richard Denning
Ralph Bainter
Lee Marvin
Mrs Harris
Jeanette Nolan
Clem Bevans


Roy Huggins

Other Information

Available on DVD
Certificate PG
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment