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The Traveling Executioner (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Western  |  1 October 1970 (USA)
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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
Graham Jarvis ...
Doc Prittle
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Piquant (as James J. Sloyan)
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Warden Brodski
John Bottoms ...
Lawyer
Ford Rainey ...
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 ...
Lynn
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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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Comedy | Drama | Western

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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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Great little period piece!
21 May 2005 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Made up of a good story line and cast, I was so happy to find a copy of this film. Also, I am researching the career of Bud Cort, and I knew that there was more to him as an actor than what I saw in "Harold and Maude". He speaks in an adorable southern accent, playing an dedicated but somewhat disillusioned mortician, Jimmy Croft. As one of his best films giving him one of his best supporting roles, I would highly recommend this film. I hope that it ends up on DVD someday.

Interestingly, regarding Bud Cort, I noticed that Stacy Keach, and in a smaller role, Charles Tyner, played in other films with Bud: "Brewster McCloud" (Keach, as 'Abraham Wright') and "Harold and Maude" (Tyner, as 'Uncle Victor').


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