Eastwood plays Jed Cooper in this western directed by Ted Post. Cooper is a hard working cattleman who is mistaken for a cattle rustler and hanged on the spot despite his claims of innocence. He somehow manages to survive the hanging and sets on a path of revenge when he is given the opportunity to become a Marshall and have the law behind his quest. Also starring Inger Stevens and Pat Hingle. Post on teaching Eastwood to use props:
I said, well, get his attention. But he can’t get his attention – he was smoking. So I said well all right, here’s what we’ll do. See the cigarette in his mouth? Take the cigarette out of his mouth and put it into his drink – that will get his attention.