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The Hanged Man (1974)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 13 March 1974
A gunfighter who survives his own hanging helps a young widow who is trying to keep a ruthless land baron from taking her ranch.

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James Devlin
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Josiah Lowe
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Sharon Acker ...
Carrie Gault
Brendon Boone ...
Billy Irons
Rafael Campos ...
Father Alvaro
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Soledad Villegas (as Barbara Luna)
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Lew Halleck
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Judge Homer Bayne
Bobby Eilbacher ...
Benjamin Gault
William Bryant ...
Dr. Lawrence Nye (as Bill Bryant)
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Joe 'Patch' Janney
John Mitchum ...
Eubie Turpin
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Bill Catching ...
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A gunfighter who survives his own hanging helps a young widow who is trying to keep a ruthless land baron from taking her ranch. Written by Anonymous

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Final appearance of Ray Teal. See more »

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Lew Halleck: You don't understand, Devlin. I mean to hire you.
James Devlin: I don't like you.
Lew Halleck: Lots of people don't. I still do business with them.
James Devlin: I don't like your way of doing.
Lew Halleck: Well, a man can't eat the walnuts unless he cracks a few shells.
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The Frustration of Macbeth
4 March 2010 | by (The Man-Cave) – See all my reviews

There's a line in Macbeth when the new king of Scotland has his best friend killed, then sees his ghost at a state dinner. He says something to the effect that back in the day, "When the brains were out, the man stayed dead." Oh, if only everyone who got hanged in movies and television stayed dead, keeping Mac happy and Banquo resting peacefully.

But Steve Forrest just looked and acted dead in ABC's The Hanged Man, a series pilot that went nowhere, thanks to the saner heads at the network. The mini-movie--an interminable 74 minutes of back lot cheesiness and dreadful acting--is available on video in dollar stores across the nation.

You can read the other reviews for a synopsis. I will just tell you that there are constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment for prisoners.

No such safeguards are in place for TV viewers.


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