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Hang 'em High 1968

  • Ted Post
  • July 31, 1968
  • 114 mins
  • English
  • Western
The hanging was the best show in town. But they made two mistakes. They hung the wrong man and they didn't finish the job!
Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and starts dispensing his own brand of Wild West justice.


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The archetypal western with the archetypal Western hero this pretty much has every Western cliche going. Eastwood is always watchable and there are some interesting ideas at the core of the film, with Hingle's judge providing the counterpoint to Eastwood's brand of natural justice and some debate about the futility of revenge, but ultimately the film wants to have it cake and eat it as Eastwood seeks out those who wronged him. A very generic Western that can't possibly compete with other much stronger efforts from Eastwood.

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