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Following in the footsteps of his father and uncle before him, Albert Pierrepoint (Timothy Spall) joins the 'family business'. He becomes the most feared and respected executioner in Britain, hanging over 450 people before his sudden resignation in 1956. Living a double life as a master craftsman hangman, and as a grocery deliveryman and loyal husband, Pierrepoint's obsession with becoming the 'Number One' executioner in the country results in a fate he could not have chosen.
This movie is based on the life of Great Britain's long-time official executioner Albert Pierrepoint. He followed his father and uncle as Great Britain's' hangman. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Henry Waterman
Great movie if one is like me and wants to see the unseen side of applying capital punishment.Published 10 months ago by Vernon McDonald
I love snippets of history like this. You'll never read about a "hangman" in a textbook. It's a grim subject but an important piece of history. Read morePublished 17 months ago by David J. Moore
Clive Francis is amazing in this film! The other English actors are also amazing. I have a hard time liking any American actors - they are simply 3rd rate - all of them.Published 18 months ago by Templar
The film I saw some years ago and been looking for quite awhile. It is a true story and one that interested me. Read morePublished 18 months ago by BRIAN
A powerful film that starts slowly and builds up emotion-can't get it out of my mind. It stays with me.Published 22 months ago by John P. Dee Jr.