The Traveling Executioner

The Traveling Executioner

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


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. He does, but then things turn dark for him.

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    director Jack Smight
    editor Neil Travis
    genre comedy-drama
    keywords electric chair sibling
    musicBy Jerry Goldsmith
    producer Jack Smight
    productionCompany Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    publisher Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer