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The Traveling Executioner

  • Film

Time Out says

More a grotesque theatrical farce than a black comedy: Jonas Candide (Keach) travels the American South of 1918, hiring out his electric chair at 100 bucks a throw, but loses his omnipotence when he falls for his first lady 'victim' (Hill), and starts conniving to save her. It works best as - and is worth seeing for - an extravagant, outsize performance from Keach, a mixture of trash rhetoric, sinister dedication, and fairground showmanship. But what it desperately needs is a director capable of anchoring the fantasy in recognisable human realities.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jack Smight
  • Screenwriter:Garrie Bateson
  • Cast:
    • Stacy Keach
    • Marianna Hill
    • Bud Cort
    • Graham Jarvis
    • James J Sloyan
    • M Emmet Walsh
    • John Bottoms
    • Ford Rainey
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