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The Hanged Man (1964)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  18 November 1964 (USA)
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A gunman who believes his friend has been murdered sets out to get the people who killed him and finds himself enmeshed in corrupt labor union politics.


(as Donald Siegel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Pace
Arnie Seeger
Lois Seeger
Gaylord Grebb
Gene Raymond ...
Whitey Devlin
Brenda Scott ...
Uncle Picaud
Otis Honeywell
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A gunman who believes his friend has been murdered sets out to get the people who killed him and finds himself enmeshed in corrupt labor union politics.

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Release Date:

18 November 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Einbahnstraße in den Tod  »

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(as color by Pathé)

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1.33 : 1
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Broadcast 18 November 1964. This was the second made-for-TV movie to air in the USA following See How They Run (1964) on NBC 7 October 1964). However, it was 'Don Siegel (I)''s second foray into filming a feature for TV, since his first, The Killers (1964) was determined to be too violent for television and instead went to theatrical distribution. See more »


Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »


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Pointless remake of Ride the Pink Horse
19 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Watching this film on a poor-picture YouTube download is not ideal, admittedly, but it is also bogged down by a near-lethargic performance from Robert Culp, an ineffective location change from Mexico to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, leaden dialogue, funereal pacing, and the writing out of the major Thomas Gomez character from the original to be replaced by a fairly pointless performance by J Carrol Naish. Hard to believe this was directed by Don Siegel but it fails to rise above 1960s TV-movie status. Edmond O'Brien tries to bring some life to the proceedings - his corrupt Hoffa-like character is the most likable player. Norman Fell also shines, and Vera Miles tries her best with the little the script gives her to do. Noir fans should stick to the original, which is a classic. For Don Siegel completists only.

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