Hang 'Em High

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"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!"
  • M
  • 1968
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 7.0  (42,496)
  • 62

Hang 'Em High is a western movie from 1968 directed by Ted Post and starring Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, and Pat Hingle. The film is set in post-Civil War times, and follows the story of a man named Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) who is falsely accused of cattle rustling and murder by a group of vigilantes. They hang him and leave him for dead.

However, Cooper doesn't die and is rescued by a marshal named Dave Bliss (Ben Johnson), who takes him to Fort Grant and brings him before the judge, Adam Fenton (Pat Hingle). Cooper is not only innocent, but he also has evidence to prove it. He has a bill of sale that he got from the men he was accused of stealing cattle from. Fenton decides to deputize him, and he sets out to find the men who hung him and bring them to justice.

Cooper is determined to clear his name, but he faces a lot of obstacles along the way. He has to deal with corrupt lawmen, trigger-happy deputies, and a group of ruthless outlaws known as the Northfield gang, who are terrorizing the townspeople. The more he learns about the people he is tracking down, the more he realizes that things are not always what they seem.

As he hunts down the men who tried to kill him, Cooper starts to question his own morality. He becomes more and more like the people he is hunting, using any means necessary to get the information he needs. He also starts to form a relationship with Rachel Warren (Inger Stevens), a woman who runs a store in one of the towns he visits.

The tension builds throughout the movie as Cooper gets closer to his goal of bringing the men who tried to hang him to justice. The Northfield gang proves to be a formidable enemy, and there are several intense gunfights that take place throughout the movie. However, Cooper is determined to see his mission through to the end, no matter what the cost.

Hang 'Em High is not only an action-packed western, but it is also a story about redemption and justice. Cooper's determination to clear his name and bring the vigilantes to justice is at the heart of the movie. Clint Eastwood delivers a powerful performance as Jed Cooper, a man who has been wronged and is seeking vengeance, but who also has a strong sense of morality and justice.

The supporting cast of the movie is also excellent. Inger Stevens gives a nuanced performance as Rachel Warren, a woman who has been hurt in the past and is wary of trusting Cooper. Pat Hingle is excellent as Judge Adam Fenton, a man who is determined to see justice done but who also has a soft spot for Cooper.

Overall, Hang 'Em High is a classic western that is worth watching for fans of the genre. The movie has everything that you would expect from a western: gunfights, horseback riding, and plenty of action. However, it also has a compelling story and some great performances from the cast, particularly Clint Eastwood.

Hang 'Em High is a 1968 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 62.

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