Hanging Tree, The

As skilled with a six-gun as with a scalpel, Dr. Joseph Frail will need both. A tragic past shadows his days. The treachery of the mob clouds his future.


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Genre:   Western
Director:   Delmer Daves
Writers:   Halsted Welles, Wendell Mayes
Cast:   Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, George C. Scott, Kar, Karl Swenson, Virginia Gregg, John Dierkes, King Donovan, Ben Piazza
Theatrical Release Date:   02/11/1959
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The Hanging Tree
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (15)
  • Great cinematography (15)
  • Entertaining (14)
  • High production value (8)
  • Original (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (14)
  • Adult viewers (5)
  • Perfect gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (13), Casual viewer (3)

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5.0

Another great western

By JudyB

from Omak, WA

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about The Hanging Tree:

    I've wanted this movie for years and was happy when Warner finally released it on DVD. Thank you.

     
    4.0

    great movie thanks for bring it back!

    By Grandpa88

    from Omaha, Nebraska

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Big Hit
    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift
      • Travel

      Comments about The Hanging Tree:

      I ALWAYS LIKED GARY COOPER AS AN ACTOR.
      GREAT STORY GREAT MOVIE
      BE GREAT TO HAVE IT ON BLUE RAY

       
      5.0

      Great Western!

      By Restless Russell

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • Great supporting cast
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about The Hanging Tree:

        Great performances by Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, and Karl Mauldin. Filmed in breath taking locations. One of Cooper's best films.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You WON'T be left hanging...

        By Mr. Drive in Double Feature

        from Brooklyn NY

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Hanging Tree:

            I made 10 WBA purchases last month and if I had to
            pick the most endearing it would be this one. Gary
            Cooper can do no wrong as a drifting Doctor with a
            mysterious past who residing in a shante gold mine
            town picks up more than he bargined for in the way
            of opening his life to petty thief (Gazzara) and a
            displaced blinded woman (The always lovely Schell)
            Great film, Fantastic Cinematography and memorable
            cast that includes George C scott and Karl Malden.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great characters

            By Big T

            from Boise, Idaho

            About Me Avid Moviegoer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about The Hanging Tree:

              I have always loved this show. It has Gary Cooper and he is my favorite cowboy star!

               
              5.0

              gary cooper at his best

              By jarhead

              from westwood ma

              About Me Movie Buff

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about The Hanging Tree:

                great western

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Gorgeous & moving, but no CC: subtitles

                By Ragnar the Viking

                from Orem, UT

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value

                Cons

                • Not What I Expected

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Special Needs

                Comments about The Hanging Tree:

                This DVD had no digital subtitling OR analog closed captioning. Pretty disappointing.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Western Drama!

                By Mr. Movie Classics

                from Indy

                About Me Movie Buff

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home

                  Comments about The Hanging Tree:

                  Terrific Western Drama with great performances by the entire cast, especially Gary Cooper giving one of his best. Not your typical Cooper All-American Hero-type but a darker, more brooding character hiding a mysterious past. Very engaging storyline. Wonderful Cinematography.

                  The DVD picture quality itself is very uneven. Some scenes look quite good and then some scenes seem slightly washed-out and faded. White specks and print damage are visible throughout but not distractingly so. This is one classic Western movie in need of not only a re-master but a complete restoration. I am very glad though Warner Bros. has released it on DVD and am proud to finally have it in my movie collection.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A Classic Far Ahead of It's Time

                  By tmad

                  from QCA, IL

                  About Me Movie Buff

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value
                  • Informative
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about The Hanging Tree:

                    I saw this at the theater when I was about nine years old (pre-rating). Didn't quite understand some of dark themes and sexual tension at the time, but knew that there was a lot more going on than my adolescent mind could grasp. The film haunted me for years, and I VCRed and DVDed it to view it over and over. Truly, an adult Western classic, years ahead of it's time. Thank you, WB.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Gary Cooper Western

                    By Gerry

                    from Flushing NY

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value

                    Cons

                    • Dvd-r Release
                    • No extras

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about The Hanging Tree:

                    "The Hanging Tree" finally gets a remastered widescreen release, thanks to the Warner Archive. The movie itself is a class act, the sort of western Hollywood will never produce again because corporate movie makers now appeal to the lowest common denominator and because there is no one around the equal of Gary Cooper. "The Hanging Tree" is a movie that should be made for Blu-ray release with all the extras you used to get on DVDs but usually don't get anymore for DVDs of old movies, stuff like secondary language tracks, commentary tracks, subtitles and "making of" shorts.

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