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The Hanged Man (1974)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 13 March 1974
Miraculously still alive after his hanging, gunfighter James Devlin defends a young widow's farm from a vicious land grabber.

Director:

Michael Caffey

Writers:

Andrew J. Fenady (creator), Ken Trevey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Forrest ... James Devlin
Dean Jagger ... Josiah Lowe
Will Geer ... Nameless
Sharon Acker ... Carrie Gault
Brendon Boone ... Billy Irons
Rafael Campos ... Father Alvaro
BarBara Luna ... Soledad Villegas (as Barbara Luna)
Cameron Mitchell ... Lew Halleck
Ray Teal ... Judge Homer Bayne
Bobby Eilbacher Bobby Eilbacher ... Benjamin Gault
William Bryant ... Dr. Lawrence Nye (as Bill Bryant)
Steven Marlo ... Joe 'Patch' Janney
John Mitchum ... Eubie Turpin
Michael Masters ... Deputy Sheriff
Bill Catching Bill Catching ... Executioner
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A gunfighter who survives his own hanging helps a young widow who is trying to keep a ruthless land baron from taking her ranch. Written by Anonymous

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They left him for dead ... but they were wrong ... dead wrong !

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ahorcado See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final appearance of Ray Teal. See more »

Quotes

Lew Halleck: You don't understand, Devlin. I mean to hire you.
James Devlin: I don't like you.
Lew Halleck: Lots of people don't. I still do business with them.
James Devlin: I don't like your way of doing.
Lew Halleck: Well, a man can't eat the walnuts unless he cracks a few shells.
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Blah made-for-TV western
29 October 2014 | by fredcdobbs5See all my reviews

Bland, predictable made-for-TV western has Steve Forrest as a feared gunfighter convicted of a murder and sentenced to hang, but who manages to survive the hanging and is set free. By-the-numbers script holds no surprises and the characterizations are all cardboard, including Forrest's one-note portrayal of a killer given a second chance. Bad-guy Cameron Mitchell chews the scenery, pretty Sharon Acker is earnest as a widow who owns a silver mine that "silver king" Mitchell wants to get and Will Geer is somewhat enjoyable as a crusty old-timer called "Nameless" who's Acker's hired hand. It's not long before you can predict exactly what's going to happen, what the bad guy's going to do, what the good guy's going to do and how things will be neatly wrapped up at the end. The whole production looks rushed and cheesy, the equivalent of a Monogram western of the '40s--and, like those Monogram westerns, it's a harmless time-waster. You could do worse, but you could also do much, much better.


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