MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,097 this week

The Traveling Executioner (1970)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 182 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 8 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 82 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 364 titles
created 06 Jun 2011
 
a list of 172 titles
created 26 Sep 2011
 
a list of 3627 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 65 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Traveling Executioner (1970)

The Traveling Executioner (1970) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Traveling Executioner.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jonas Candide
...
Gundred Herzallerliebst
...
Jimmy Croft
Graham Jarvis ...
Doc Prittle
...
Piquant (as James J. Sloyan)
...
Warden Brodski
John Bottoms ...
Lawyer
Ford Rainey ...
Stanley Mae
James Greene ...
Gravey Combs
Sammy Reese ...
Priest
...
Willy Herzallerliebst
Logan Ramsey ...
La Follette
...
Virgil
William Mims ...
Lyon
...
Jake
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

execution | black comedy

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Traveling Executioner  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

`The traveling executioner' is a black comedy love-story with a western undertone.
20 December 2003 | by (Antwerp / Belgium) – See all my reviews

A short word on this marvelous rare to find movie; Well what can I say, except we find here a Stacy Keatch in what my humble opinion may be, one of his greatest roles ever put by him onto screen. He's an executioner who gets paid 100 bucks for each execution. The year we're in is 1918 South states of America. `The traveling executioner' is a black comedy love-story with a western undertone. It's the music that creates that pleasure full funny western feeling. What for sure is marvelous in this movie. The moment he's starting philosophizing to the condemned to death by his electric chair are `quality moments' in this movie. Not even to mention the funny truck he drives thru the country to visit every possible jail to for fill his task. The conversations are sometimes hilarious. Example, the moment he rents out hookers to some inmates. They each have to pay him, and on the amount they pay, he decides how much time they get.

Executioner, `Well for this you get room 5 and 4 minutes'. Inmate, `What kinda cover can I shoot in 4 min?' Executioner, `Well you gat from now 4 minutes, so start shooting'.

So the humor is one of a kind, and the love tale is great. `The contract killer badly in love with his victim'. The story goes on to a strange, though org. road. I try not to spoil too much, but will the executioner exchange his chair for her life, or will he even meet his own electric chair for real by trying to save her. Well it is a fact he doesn't leave any way unexplored to rescue her from her death sentence. Are you in for a funny black romantic comedy movie. With a superb, strong acting Stacey Keatch go for this one, for sure a must see!

Dario/


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Unforgivable plot hole! aventer-1
video Traveling ex. johnson-20
Fields of Ambrosia luke_bannon
Discuss The Traveling Executioner (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?