Hang ‘Em High (but not on Gilligan’s Island)

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 09:02 AM.

Clint Eastwood was born “Clint Eastwood,” the son of Clint Eastwood; he served in the Army where he met David Janssen (Remember “The Fugitive”) and Martin Milner (Remember “Adam-12” and “Emergency”).   These fellows talked Clint into going in for a screen test or whatever you call it when he got out of the military.

So… Clint passed the test.  As a result, we got all these great western movies, Dirty Harry and those “Bridges in Madison County.”

The good stuff…

If you’ve never had the opportunity to watch Hang ‘Em High, made in 1968, you need to watch at least the first five minutes or so. 

When the fellow cuts Jed/Clint down from the tree he was hanging in, you can see a truck or car driving in the background.  I bet you didn’t know they had pickup trucks in the Wild West – they did.  I know it was a mistake, but it’s worth seeing.

As noted, my watching and opinion of Hang ‘Em High has changed through the years; it’s not Clint Eastwood’s fault and the pickup truck doesn’t bother me either.

You see he has all these folks in the movie with him that just don’t belong there.

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