The Hanging Tree
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The Hanging Tree
Gary Cooper plays a frontier doctor with a checkered past who works in a rowdy Montana mining camp. Cooper falls in love with Maria Schell, a young Swiss girl whom he has treated for shock after she was the victim of a holdup. He finances Schell's grubstake, which makes her rich. When Schell's unscrupulous partner Karl Malden tries to have his way with the girl, Cooper kills Malden. Sentenced to an immediate hanging, Cooper is saved when Schell offers to give the town her valuable mine. A surprise hit in 1959, The Hanging Tree was based on an award-winning novel by Dorothy M. Johnson.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gary Cooper shines in one of his very last pictures, a Western directed by Delmer Daves."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Gold Rush western about man's base nature."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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