Traveling Executioner

Traveling Executioner

Director: Jack Smight

Cast: Jack Smight, Stacy Keach, Marianna Hill, Bud Cort

     
 

In this unusual black comedy, Stacy Keach plays Jonas Candide, a former carnival showman who roams the southern U.S. in 1918 with a portable electric chair. He offers his services as a freelance executioner for $100 a pop. He takes a job in a prison in Alabama, where he is supposed to execute a young woman named Gundred Herzallerliebst (Marianna Hill) and her brother.… See more details below

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In this unusual black comedy, Stacy Keach plays Jonas Candide, a former carnival showman who roams the southern U.S. in 1918 with a portable electric chair. He offers his services as a freelance executioner for $100 a pop. He takes a job in a prison in Alabama, where he is supposed to execute a young woman named Gundred Herzallerliebst (Marianna Hill) and her brother. He electrocutes the brother first. On the night before she is scheduled to die, Gundred seduces Jonas and he falls for her. Jonas tries to get Doc Prittle (Graham Jarvis) to help him fake her execution, but the doctor demands a high price. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2011
UPC:
0883316382523
Original Release:
1970
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
37,497

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Keach Jonas Candide
Marianna Hill Gundred
Bud Cort Jimmy
Graham Jarvis Doc Prittle
James J. Sloyan Piquant
M. Emmet Walsh Warden
John Bottoms Lawyer
Ford Rainey Stanley
James Greene Gravey
Sammy Reese Priest
Logan Ramsey La Follette
Charles Tyner Virgil
Val Avery Jake
Walter Barnes Sheriff
Charlie Briggs Zak
Paul Gauntt Jeremy
Claire Brennan Woman Passerby
Tony Fraser 1st Child
Scottie MacGregor Alice Thorn
William Mims Lynn
Pat Patterson Roscoe
Lorna Thayer Madam
Stefan Gierasch Willy Herzallerliebst

Technical Credits
Jack Smight Director,Producer
Garrie Bateson Screenwriter
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
Michael Daves Asst. Director
George W. Davis Art Director
Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Neil Travis Editor
Hal Watkins Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Williams Makeup

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