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The Hanged Man (1964 film)

The Hanged Man is a 1964 American made-for-television crime drama film directed by Don Siegel,[1] in which a gunman seeks to avenge the death of his friend, who he believes was murdered. It is considered the second television film in broadcast history. It debuted on NBC on November 18, 1964.[2]

The Hanged Man
GenreCrime Drama
Based onRide the Pink Horse novel by Dorothy B. Hughes
Written byJack Laird
Stanford Whitmore
Directed byDon Siegel
StarringRobert Culp
Edmond O'Brien
Vera Miles
Norman Fell
Seymour Cassel
Stan Getz
Archie Moore
Music byBenny Carter
Stanley Wilson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Raymond Wagner
CinematographyBud Thackery
Editor(s)Richard Belding
Running time87 minutes
Production company(s)Revue Studios
DistributorNBC Universal Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original releaseNovember 18, 1964 (1964-11-18)

The story is based on Ride the Pink Horse, a 1947 film based on a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes.[3]



  1. ^ Borde, Raymond; Chaumeton, Etienne (2002). A Panorama of American Film Noir (1941-1953) p. 156. City Lights Books. ISBN 978-0-8728-6412-2.
  2. ^ Weinstein, Steve (April 23, 1989). "A Quarter-Century of Television Movies . . . : The Historical View : At times, the tube has tackled subjects too hot for the big screen". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Hardy, Phil (1997). The BFI Companion to Crime p. 289. A&C Black. ISBN 978-0-3043-3215-1.

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