Hangmen Also Die

Cinematographer James Wong Howe, Director Fritz Lang and actor H.H. Twardowski discussing the shooting script.

Cinematographer James Wong Howe, Director Fritz Lang
and actor H.H. Twardowski discussing the shooting script.

Hangmen Also Die is the only Fritz Lang film which Ned Scott photographed. From the large volume of prints he saved for his personal collection, one gets the impression that he regarded the film and his own contribution to it with great respect. Ned Scott rarely saved images which depicted the film director or the cinematographer, and this is one of those rarities. The female lead, Anna Lee, appears with regularity in his collection, and the variety of her character poses creates a certain appreciation for her acting ability. It was often said that as a photographer Ned Scott understood light and as a portraitist, he understood women. Those traits are well demonstrated in this collection from Hangmen Also Die.

Character Portraits Production Shots Movie Scenes

Character Portraits

H.H. Twardowski as Reinhold Heydrich, the Hangman
H.H. Twardowski as Reinhold Heydrich, the Hangman H.H. Twardowski as Reinhold Heydrich, the Hangman H.H. Twardowski as Reinhold Heydrich, the Hangman
Brian Donlevy and Anna Lee
Brian Donlevy and Anna Lee Brian Donlevy and Anna Lee Brian Donlevy and Anna Lee H.H. Twardowski as Reinhold Heydrich, the Hangman H.H. Twardowski as Reinhold Heydrich, the Hangman
H.H. Twardowski as Reinhold Heydrich, the Hangman
Brian Donlevy
Brian Donlevy
Walter Brennan and Anna Lee
Walter Brennan and Anna Lee Walter Brennan and Anna Lee Walter Brennan and Anna Lee
Gene Lockhart (with lapel flower) and Alexander Granach
Gene Lockhart (with lapel flower) and Alexander Granach Gene Lockhart (with lapel flower) and Alexander Granach Gene Lockhart (with lapel flower) and Alexander Granach Gene Lockhart (with lapel flower) and Alexander Granach Gene Lockhart (with lapel flower) and Alexander Granach Gene Lockhart (with lapel flower) and Alexander Granach

Portrait Studies

Anne Lee
Anne Lee Anne Lee Anne Lee Anne Lee Anne Lee Anne Lee
Anne Lee Anne Lee Anne Lee Anne Lee

Movie Scenes

Hangmen Also Die movie scenes

Assassin Karel Vanek (Brian Donlevy) eludes angry Nazis who hunt for him relentlessly following the assassination of Reich-Protector Reinhard Heydrich. Nazi officers confront Walter Brennan who plays Professor Novotny, a revolutionary figure who is taken into custody in an effort to force the surrender of Karel Vanek (Brian Donlevy), the wanted assassin of Reich-Protector Reinhard Heydrich.