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.[1]

The Traveling Executioner
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJack Smight
Produced byJack Smight
Written byGarrie Bateson
Music byJerry Goldsmith
CinematographyPhilip H. Lathrop
Edited byNeil Travis
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • October 1, 1970 (1970-10-01)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

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


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.


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