The Traveling Executioner (1970)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Western

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Stacy Keach is electrifying as Jonas Candide, an ex-carny who in 1918 travels around the bayou with a portable electric chair. At $100 a head, he renders his services with loving care. But then he falls for a female "client".




  • Stacy Keach in The Traveling Executioner (1970)
  • Stacy Keach in The Traveling Executioner (1970)
  • Bud Cort and Stacy Keach in The Traveling Executioner (1970)
  • Stacy Keach and Marianna Hill in The Traveling Executioner (1970)
  • Stacy Keach in The Traveling Executioner (1970)
  • Bud Cort in The Traveling Executioner (1970)

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19 April 2016 | chazz46-2
| Great Entertaining Movie with Unusual Emotional Kick
I saw this film in Mexico around 1971 and I was so mesmerized by Stacy Keach's performance as a very eccentric traveling electrocutioner hired by Southern prisons to do the dirty deed. His hypnotic presentations to the condemned prisoners were heavenly and sublime as he always captured their attention by taking them to the "Fields of Ambrosia". I do remember thinking back then (1971) that these prisoners were being given a lot more than their warden ever bargained for. This was back in time when Soylent Green had come out and Edward G. Robinson was accepting the gift promised if he went along with assisted suicide. (This was set in the future when there was not enough food for the population and his remains would be used for processed food for people.) His quid pro quo was to watch pictures of all the extinct wildlife and other ecstatic beautiful scenes that no longer existed and nobody had had the privilege to ever see). Stacy Keach made the imminent execution so painless, that you would have thought the prisoners were wanting to die and experience the "Fields of Ambrosia". I am 70 years old and I do not go to many current movies any more as they are without art, taste, merit, etc, but I wonder why those who control the release of this movie won't let us old timers see it some more.

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