Hangman's Knot

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Overview

In 1865, a troop of Confederate soldiers led by Major Matt Stewart attack the wagon of gold escorted by Union cavalry and the soldiers are killed. The only wounded survivor tells that the war ended one month ago, and the group decides to take the gold and meet their liaison that knew that the war ended but did not inform the troop. The harsh Rolph Bainter kills the greedy man and the soldiers flee in his wagon driven by Major Stewart. When they meet a posse chasing them, Stewart gives wrong information to misguide the group; however, they have an accident with the wagon and lose the horses. They decide to stop a stagecoach and force the driver to transport them, but the posse returns and they are trapped in the station with the passenger. They realize that the men are not deputies and have no intention to bring them to justice but take the stolen gold.

  1. Roy Huggins

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Randolph Scott

    Randolph Scott

    Major Matt Stewart

  2. Donna Reed

    Donna Reed

    Molly Hull

  3. Lee Marvin

    Lee Marvin

    Rolph Bainter

  4. Frank Faylen

    Frank Faylen

    Cass Browne

  5. Claude Jarman Jr.

    Claude Jarman Jr.

    Jamie Groves

  6. Glenn Langan

    Glenn Langan

    Capt. Petersen

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Movie Data

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 21m

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Release Information

  • November 15, 1952
    Theatrical

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A review by John Chard

8.0
By John Chard

Damn shame this film is only an hour and twenty minutes!

A unit of Confederate soldiers out on a special mission attack a Union troop that is carrying a cargo of gold. The idea being that the gold will be used to better the Confederate cause, but upon finding a barely living Union survivor, they learn that General Lee has surrendered and the war finished a month prior. The men, now guilty of murder outside of war regulations, are hunted by suspect deputies, taking a stagecoach hostage and holing up at a stage line way station, inner conflicts and murderous thieves are the order of the night.... read the rest.

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