The people of a town are condemned to die one by one by a mysterious stranger who erects a gallows in the town square.
"The Hangman" is a children's poem by Maurice Ogden. Its plot concerns a hangman who arrives at ...展开a town and executes the citizens one by one. As each citizen is executed, the others are afraid to object out of fear that they will be next. Finally there is nobody remaining in the town except the Hangman and the narrator of the poem. In 1964 an animated 12-minute film was made by Les Goldman and Paul Julian. Herschel Bernardi narrated. The film was a co-winner of the Silver Sail award at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1964.