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The Hangman

  • Western
  • Drama
  • 1959
  • Michael Curtiz
  • 86 mins
  • U

Summary

U.S. Marshal Bovard comes to a small border town to identify and arrest a fugitive, but the whole town seems determined to prevent the Marshal from doing his job.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The writer of Stagecoach and one of Hollywood's most reliable directors team up for a psychological western in which Robert Taylor plays a marshal with a reputation for stringing people up. Jack Lord - who played Felix Leiter in Dr No, before spending years on Hawaii Five-O - is Taylor's current quarry, though he's apparently gone straight and has a family. Then Taylor gets a lesson in humanity from local sheriff Fess Parker (TV's Davy Crockett). Those looking for bursts of action and spectacular scenery should search elsewhere but others might appreciate this low-key study of a psychopathic peace officer.

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Credits

Cast

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Mackenzie BovardRobert Taylor (1)
Sheriff Buck WestonFess Parker
Selah JennisonTina Louise
Johnny BishopJack Lord
Kitty BishopShirley Harmer
Big MurphGene Evans
Al CruseMickey Shaughnessy

Crew

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DirectorMichael Curtiz

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Released on
1959-06-21
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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