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The Hanged Man (1974)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Western  |  13 March 1974 (USA)
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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.

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James Devlin
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Josiah Lowe
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Nameless
Sharon Acker ...
Carrie Gault
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Billy Irons
Rafael Campos ...
Father Alvaro
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Lew Halleck
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Benjamin Gault
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Joe 'Patch' Janney
John Mitchum ...
Eubie Turpin
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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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[although he was declared dead after his execution, Devlin miraculously revives]
Judge Homer Bayne: Joe, this man is legally dead!
Josiah Lowe: Legally dead? That doesn't mean you're safe.
Dr. Lawrence Nye: You got enemies. Bound to be some who want to test your mortality in Tres Cruces or anywhere else you go.
Josiah Lowe: As your friend, I think we should go ahead and bury James Devlin.
Father Alvaro: We'll spirit you away...
Dr. Lawrence Nye: ...another name, another place...
Father Alvaro: ...and you will be reborn!
James Devlin: No.
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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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