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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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Nameless
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Carrie Gault
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Billy Irons
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Father Alvaro
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Soledad Villegas (as Barbara Luna)
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Lew Halleck
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Judge Homer Bayne
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Benjamin Gault
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Dr. Lawrence Nye (as Bill Bryant)
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Joe 'Patch' Janney
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Eubie Turpin
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Deputy Sheriff
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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13 March 1974 (USA)  »

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El ahorcado  »

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Pilot for a series that was to have starred Steve Forrest, but was never picked up. 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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Blah made-for-TV western
29 October 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Bland, predictable made-for-TV western has Steve Forrest as a feared gunfighter convicted of a murder and sentenced to hang, but who manages to survive the hanging and is set free. By-the-numbers script holds no surprises and the characterizations are all cardboard, including Forrest's one-note portrayal of a killer given a second chance. Bad-guy Cameron Mitchell chews the scenery, pretty Sharon Acker is earnest as a widow who owns a silver mine that "silver king" Mitchell wants to get and Will Geer is somewhat enjoyable as a crusty old-timer called "Nameless" who's Acker's hired hand. It's not long before you can predict exactly what's going to happen, what the bad guy's going to do, what the good guy's going to do and how things will be neatly wrapped up at the end. The whole production looks rushed and cheesy, the equivalent of a Monogram western of the '40s--and, like those Monogram westerns, it's a harmless time-waster. You could do worse, but you could also do much, much better.


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