The Traveling Executioner


1h 35m 1970

Brief Synopsis

An executioner is seduced by a woman marked for his portable electric chair in the 1918 Deep South.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Montgomery, Alabama, opening: 1 Oct 1970
Production Company
Solitaire Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In 1918 Jonas Candide, equipped with his own electric chair, travels from prison to prison charging $100 per execution. At Fairweather Prison in Alabama, he is hired to electrocute siblings Willy and Gundred Herzallerliebst. After he executes Willy, Jonas is seduced by Gundred and, hoping for her pardon, postpones her execution. When no pardon is forthcoming, Jonas attempts to persuade prison physician Doc Prittle to assist in simulating her execution. Prittle's price is so high, however, that the executioner gambles and pimps to get the money. Refused a supplementary bank loan, Jonas kills a guard. Although he frees Gundred, she deserts the executioner when he returns to town to retrieve his equipment. Gundred's sentence is commuted to life imprisonment, and Jonas is executed by his young assistant Jimmy, who ineptly transforms the electric chair into a funeral pyre.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Montgomery, Alabama, opening: 1 Oct 1970
Production Company
Solitaire Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location at Kilby Prison near Montgomery, Alabama.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1970