The Hanging of Jake Ellis (1969)

81 mins | Western | February 1969

Director:

J. Van Hearn

Writer:

J. Van Hearn

Producer:

J. Van Hearn

Cinematographer:

John Koester

Editor:

Joe Rugero

Production Designer:

Bud Costello

Production Company:

Great Empire Films
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HISTORY

Also released as The Calico Queen ... More Less

Also released as The Calico Queen . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Arr & additional mus
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Stuntman
SOURCES
SONGS
"Sheriff Oh Sheriff," words and music by Elsa Singman
sung by Deborah Downey
"The Hanging Tree," words and music by Melvin Wilmoth and Elsa Singman
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SONGS
"Sheriff Oh Sheriff," words and music by Elsa Singman
sung by Deborah Downey
"The Hanging Tree," words and music by Melvin Wilmoth and Elsa Singman
sung by Charles Napier
"The Calico Queen," words and music by Elsa Singman
sung by Joe Coffey.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Calico Queen
Release Date:
February 1969
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Duration(in mins):
81
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Cattle driver Jake Ellis arrives in a bawdy little cow town and finds his archenemy, Frank Hall, waiting for him. In the saloon, Jake loses his money and his horse to Isabel, a voluptuous gambler who deals from a stacked deck. The smell of food cooking over a campfire attracts impoverished Jake, and he soon finds the campsite and seduces the cook, young Kathy Dupray. After the Duprays give Jake a beating for romancing Kathy, they tell him of Frank Hall's plot to cheat them in a cattle deal. Thwarted, Hall vows to kill the entire Dupray clan. In the shootout, Kathy narrowly escapes being raped by Hall's gang, and her sister Ellen is killed. Jake is framed for her murder and sentenced to hang, but he escapes death to win both his girl and his ... +


Cattle driver Jake Ellis arrives in a bawdy little cow town and finds his archenemy, Frank Hall, waiting for him. In the saloon, Jake loses his money and his horse to Isabel, a voluptuous gambler who deals from a stacked deck. The smell of food cooking over a campfire attracts impoverished Jake, and he soon finds the campsite and seduces the cook, young Kathy Dupray. After the Duprays give Jake a beating for romancing Kathy, they tell him of Frank Hall's plot to cheat them in a cattle deal. Thwarted, Hall vows to kill the entire Dupray clan. In the shootout, Kathy narrowly escapes being raped by Hall's gang, and her sister Ellen is killed. Jake is framed for her murder and sentenced to hang, but he escapes death to win both his girl and his revenge. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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