Hang ‘Em High

Yet another film I saw many years ago, but as I felt like a Clint Eastwood western I watched it again. Actually, it must have been a very long time ago as I forgot a lot of it, which is good.

For a non-spaghetti western this was pretty good (I consider Italian westerns to be the best, hands down). The story was the usual western fare about revenge and justice, and was paced well.

My only gripe would be the the music which was ordinary. Sometimes overly dramatic music was played in a less than dramatic scene. Ennio would have done a much better job.

This film made it’s money back within two weeks of release, and was the highest grossing film of all time for United Artists then, even exceeding the Bond films. Clint had a lot of say in the film, because by this time he was the 1960’s equivalent of The Cruiser. He changed some of the script, and had a key scene done his way.

The producer of Hang ‘Em High even set up a production company for Clint called Malpaso, which Clint still runs today.

Coogan’s Bluff was Clint’s next film after this, I might just watch that next.

Date watched: January 6th
Score: 8/10
Film count 2017: 6

hang-em-high

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