New Movies: Hang 'Em High

"Are the seeds of violence nurtured through the screens of neighborhood theaters?" So asked President Johnson in his statement to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence.

Good question. In Hang 'Em High, the year's grisliest movie so far, those seeds are tended until they burst into bloody bloom. Fresh from his success in a long series of Italian oaters, Clint Eastwood plays a leathery loner out to clean up a dirty territory. An unauthorized posse mistakes Eastwood for a murderer and decides that he is nooseworthy, but a kindly marshal helps him escape. Clint spends the rest...