Hang 'em High
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Ex-lawman turned rancher Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) 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. Refusing to believe his account, they string him up by the neck and leave him for dead, but they don't do the job right. Cooper is dangling there, barely alive, a few minutes later when Deputy U.S. Marshal Bliss (Ben Johnson) spots him and cuts him down. He survives the next few days in Bliss' tumbleweed wagon with the other prisoners, and is later… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"Ted Post's direction is especially adroit at keeping the baroque flurries bubbling under the deceptive surface of old-pro craftsmanship"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Move over squeaky clean John Wayne, a new darker western hero by the name of Clint Eastwood has arrived to challenge your title as top cowboy star!"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Though not high-minded debate, Hang 'Em certainly counts as a solid victory lap"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"Not one of Eastwood's best, but still a good film."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"This is the film that brought Clint Eastwood (and his reefer smoking habit) back from Sergio Leoneland to Hollywood"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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