Hang 'Em High

Hang 'Em High

By Ted Post

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1968-08-03
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Director: Ted Post
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 495 Ratings


Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood), an ex-lawman turned rancher, is moving a small herd of cattle when a group of nine men on horseback, led by Captain Wilson (Ed Begley Sr.), ride up and accuse him of having stolen the cattle and killed their owner. They refuse to believe his account, stringing him up by the neck and leaving him for dead. Lucky for him, they don't do the job right, and as Cooper dangles there, barely alive, Deputy U.S. Marshal Bliss (Ben Johnson) spots him and cuts him down. After surviving the next few days in Bliss' tumbleweed wagon with the other prisoners, he is cleared of all accusations and released by Judge Fenton (Pat Hingle). Although Cooper witnesses the hanging of the man who really murdered the owner of the cattle and took Cooper's money, he still wants revenge on the nine men who tried to hang him. Fenton insists that he leave the bringing of them to justice to his deputy marshals. Cooper and Fenton, realizing that they need each other, strike an uneasy bargain, Cooper agrees to wear a badge and bring in the men he's looking for to be tried. This task proves easier said than done as Cooper experiences a number of difficulties in capturing all nine members and bringing them to justice. In the course of his quest, Cooper also makes the acquaintance of a young woman Rachel (Inger Stevens), with her own search for justice. The two of them are drawn together, no more so than when Wilson and two of the others try to gun Cooper down in cold blood. The final confrontation between Cooper and Wilson escalates in violence to its savage, irony-laced conclusion.




  • Welcome back to Hollywood

    By Macfann
    This first Malpaso production was Mr Eastmans return back to America after so many years in Italy and Spain with his spaghetti westerns, and there’s much homage to that in this film, it’s a great piece and Mr Eastwood’s talent of acting and directorship sky rockets here on out! Great piece of historical Eastwood memory here! But it
  • Fantastic

    By StormtrooperTK421
    It’s Clint Eastwood at his best.. shaking is of the Spaghetti Western for a revenge role. Brilliant music and a wonderful ensemble cast. If your a fan of Westerns than Hang em’ High is the movie for you.
  • Hang em high

    By Klailea
    5 stars
  • I Tunes Make this Available to purchase Please

    By Rob McWaters
    If you are an Eastwood fan or not - you will enjoy !
  • One of the Best:)

    By andmae
    This is one of the best western movies I seen!
  • Awesome!

    By Josh Posh
    This movie is the best no two ways aroud it! It is the best western of all time!
  • Cheese

    By Sean jr
    So asome I love it I give it an a a a a a a a a a plus
  • Wasn't Meant for Clint.

    By madkow
    I tried all I could to like this movie, but I couldn't. It's hard to believe that such a beast such as Clint Eastwood would be in such a film as this. It's not his fault thought. If you're in to slow and boring movies I recommend this!
  • awesome

    By prisoncamper
    I am a big clint eastwood fan. I have seen most of his movies and i have to say that this movie ranks right up there with "the man with no name" trilogy
  • more clint

    By yah ta hey
    Good movie,but not as good as "OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" .also what happen to dirty harry.