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Hang 'Em High (1968)

M | | Western | 3 August 1968 (USA)
When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice.

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A band of vigilantes catch Jed Cooper and, incorrectly believing him guilty of cattle rustling and murder, hang him and leave him for dead. But he doesn't die. He returns to his former profession of lawman to hunt down his lynchers and bring them to justice. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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The hanging was the best show in town. But they made two mistakes. They hung the wrong man and they didn't finish the job. See more »

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Hängt ihn höher  »

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$1,600,000 (estimated)
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Inger Stevens had never heard of Clint Eastwood before she was cast in the film. Once they met she began to like him very much and they ended up having an affair. When the film was finished, Stevens told director Ted Post, "Anytime you do a picture with Clint and there's a part in it, call me." See more »

Goofs

Number of prisoners in the wagon varies between close and long shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[to a calf]
Jed Cooper: I'm gonna have to carry ya, huh?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.74 (2013) See more »

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Rock of Ages
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Thomas Hastings
Sung by crowd before mass hanging
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Perhaps Under-appreciated?
15 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a pretty solid western, not one you hear a lot about but a fast- moving film which means it entertains. It doesn't dawdle on any one particular scene.

There is a good cast in this Clint Eastwood-starred movie. Pat Hingle did an outstanding job as the too gung-ho judge but isn't all bad and has an interesting explanation of the situation he was in near the end of the film.

Overall, this a gritty story with Eastwood in his customary revenge-minded role, although he mellows somewhat by the end of the film. I also appreciated all the good facial closeups in here. As with most westerns, the movie is nicely photographed.

This movie had a odd combination of being really raw in parts but yet thoughtful. I think it's a very underrated, under-appreciated western.


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