Hang 'em High

Film, Action and adventure
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More interesting as a way station in Eastwood's career than for anything intrinsic to its lawman/vigilante scenario, this was his first American Western after the spaghettis. Made by his own company, Malpaso, with an old 'Rawhide' director on board (Eastwood is said to have shot some of it himself), the film anticipates the obsession with the dichotomy between natural and legal justice. Saved by chance after being summarily strung up as a presumed rustler and left to die, Eastwood sets out to avenge himself on the nine men who constituted the lynch mob and left him with a scar on his neck.

By: TCh

Release details

Duration: 114 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ted Post
Screenwriter: Leonard Freeman, Mel Goldberg
Cast: Clint Eastwood
Inger Stevens
Ed Begley
Pat Hingle
Arlene Golonka
James MacArthur
Ben Johnson
Ruth White
Charles McGraw
LQ Jones
Alan Hale Jr
Dennis Hopper
Bruce Dern
Bert Freed
Bob Steele
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