Sunday, January 13, 2013

The hanging tree (1959) - Gary Cooper, Maria Schell and Karl Malden in classic western

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 107 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Delmer Daves and Karl Malden
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Gary Cooper ... Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail
Maria Schell ... Elizabeth Mahler
Karl Malden ... Frenchy Plante
George C. Scott ... Dr. George Grubb
Karl Swenson ... Tom Flaunce
Virginia Gregg ... Edna Flaunce

Description: In 1873, in the Gold Trail, Montana, the mysterious and controlling Dr. Joseph Frail arrives in the small town of Skull Creek with miners in a gold rush. Dr. Frail buys a cabin on the top of a hill and he sees the smalltime thief Rune wounded and chased by a mob that wants to hang him. Dr. Frail helps and heals Rune; but in return, he demands that the young man becomes his bond servant. Sooner the stagecoach is robbed by thieves that kill the passengers but the coachman survives and three days later he reaches Skull Creek. He tells that the horses had speed down the hill with a young woman inside the stagecoach. The men organize a pursuit and the rude Frenchy Plante finds the Swedish Elizabeth Mahler burnt and blind. Dr. Frail and Rune take care of her and they learn that Elizabeth and her father, who was killed in the heist, had come to America to settle down. When Elizabeth is healed, she falls in an unrequited love with Dr. Frail and she decides to stay in Skull Creek to seek gold with Rune. They form a partnership with Frenchy and Dr. Frail secretly helps them to begin their business with The Lucky Lady Mine. When Elizabeth learns that Dr. Frail is helping her, she is disappointed but she promises to pay her debt with him someday. During a heavy rain, a tree falls down and the trio of partners finds a fortune in gold underground. Frenchy drinks with the locals and when he is drunk, he takes an attitude that will affect the lives of the locals and Skull Creek, mostly of Dr. Frail, Elizabeth and Rune



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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.27 GB, 1695 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704*400 (16:9), XviD 1.1.0 (UTC 2005-11-22)
Audio : 148 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

Subtitles (French, Spanish, Portuguese, German) + sample, posters and screenshots included