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Hang 'Em High (1968) was a Western - Crime Film directed by Ted Post and produced by Leonard Freeman, Irving L. Leonard and Robert Stambler.

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Clint Eastwood in Hang 'Em High

By Rick29 on Aug 24, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Clint Eastwood's first American film after achieving international stardom in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy was predictably a Western. What is surprising is that Eastwood chose to ignore the qualities that made Leone's Western pictures unique. I wouldn't call Hang 'Em High (1968) conventional--it's... Read full article


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Judge Adam Fenton: You think I judged him too harshly? Used him for kindling my fire of justice? Well, maybe that's inevitable when there's only one man, one court, with the power of final justice over a territory that's five times the size of most states. Mistakes? Oh, I've made 'em, Cooper. Don't you doubt about that. Don't you doubt, either, there are times sitting up there in that judgement seat I wished, I prayed, that there was someone standing between me and God Almighty - someone with the power to say, "You're wrong, Fenton. You've made an error in law - that this man deserves another trial, this man here a reprieve, this man is innocent." But until this territory becomes a state with a governor and a state court of appeals, I am the law here - all the law. If you don't like that, you can cuss me till hell freezes over... or you can join me, Cooper; even fight me. Help me turn this God forsaken territory into a state where no one man calls himself the law.


[last lines]
Judge Adam Fenton: Cooper, Charlie Blackfoot was seen in the town of Ridgeway. I got two unfilled warrants here for Blackfoot and Maddow. The law still wants 'em.


[Repeated Line]
The Prophet: They've come to kill the Prophet.


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Clint Eastwood turned down a part in the big budget film Mackenna's Gold to make this film instead.
Sergio Leone was approached to direct this film, but he turned it down since he was working on C'era una volta il West at the time.
The first film produced by Clint Eastwood's Malpaso Company.
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