The Traveling Executioner (1970)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this unusual black comedy, Stacy Keach plays Jonas Candide, a former carnival showman who roams the southern U.S. in 1918 with a portable electric chair. He offers his services as a freelance executioner for $100 a pop. He takes a job in a prison in Alabama, where he is supposed to execute a young woman named Gundred Herzallerliebst (Marianna Hill) and her brother. He electrocutes the brother first. On the night before she is scheduled to die, Gundred seduces Jonas and he falls for her. Jonas tries to get Doc Prittle (Graham Jarvis) to help him fake her execution, but the doctor demands a high price.

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sex, blackmail, damsel-in-distress, execution, chair, electric-chair, love, traveling