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The Traveling Executioner (1970)

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Stacy Keach is electrifying as Jonas Candide, an ex-Carny who travels around the bayou with a portable electric chair. At $100 a head, he renders his services with loving care.

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Jonas Candide
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Gundred Herzallerliebst
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Jimmy Croft
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Doc Prittle
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Piquant (as James J. Sloyan)
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Warden Brodski
John Bottoms ...
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Stanley Mae
James Greene ...
Gravey Combs
Sam Reese ...
Priest (as Sammy Reese)
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Willy Herzallerliebst
Logan Ramsey ...
La Follette
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Virgil
William Mims ...
Lyon
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Jake
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Stacy Keach is electrifying as Jonas Candide, an ex-Carny who travels around the bayou with a portable electric chair. At $100 a head, he renders his services with loving care.

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1918. The year this man traveled the South with a portable electric chair.

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1 October 1970 (USA)  »

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Although it was a box-office failure in 1970 and has been little-seen since, this movie was much admired by John Huston, who cast Stacy Keach in two of his own films after seeing it. See more »

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Underrated gem of 1970
23 June 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

This hard-to-find cool little film starring Stacy Keach is really special. A great performance by Keach (along with other early films of his, such as The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Fat City, Judge Roy Bean, Brewster McCloud, and The Dion Brothers) and a fascinating study of this quirky traveling man who pushed his luck. Why is this not on video or DVD?

Before Keach became a Hollywood hack (with the exception of Long Riders) he made a series of films that showed the tremendous promise he had on stage. After the TV show Caribe he seemed to slide into obscurity except for Mike Hammer. This is a charming film that slipped under the radar in 1970 and is well worth your time. An 8 out of 10.


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