The Traveling Executioner

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The Traveling Executioner
The Traveling Executioner.jpg
Directed by Jack Smight
Produced by Jack Smight
Written by Garrie Bateson
Starring Stacy Keach
Bud Cort
Stefan Gierasch
Marianna Hill
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Philip H. Lathrop
Edited by Neil Travis
Distributed by MGM
Release dates
  • October 1, 1970 (1970-10-01)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Traveling Executioner is a 1970 American film starring Stacy Keach, Bud Cort, Stefan Gierasch and Marianna Hill and directed by Jack Smight.[1]


Jonas Candide, a former carnival showman, travels around the South in 1918 with his own portable electric chair, going from prison to prison with his young assistant, Jimmy, charging one hundred dollars per execution. Two of Jonas' potential victims are siblings Willy and Gundred Herzallerliebst. While Jonas successfully executes Willy, he falls for Gundred, hoping to fake her execution.

The musical The Fields of Ambrosia is based on the film.[2]


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