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Tall in the Saddle (1944)

Approved | | Mystery, Western, Romance | 29 September 1944 (USA)
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Ranch hand Rocklin arrives in town to start his new job but his employer has been murdered and the locals don't seem too friendly.

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When a stranger arrives in a western town he finds that the rancher who sent for him has been murdered. Further, most of the townsfolk seem to be at each other's throats, and the newcomer has soon run contrariwise to most of them. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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$565,754 (estimated)
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This film was the final pairing of John Wayne (Rocklin) and George 'Gabby' Hayes (Dave) on screen. The two long time on and off screen friends had first worked together on "Riders of Destiny" (1933). Hayes was billed as just George Hayes, played Charlie Denton and Wayne played the role of singing cowboy and gunslinger Singin' Sandy Saunders. The two actors were very close in real life. Wayne's children thought of Hayes as an uncle and Hayes often described Wayne as the son he always wanted. See more »

Goofs

Prior to the scene where Rocklin climbs out the window when Clint gets shot, Rocklin does not have his gun belt. After he jumps to the street, Rocklin is holding his gun belt. See more »

Quotes

Miss Elizabeth Martin: I saw you hit that poor man!
Rocklin: Yes, ma'am, just as hard as I could.
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Spoofed in Tall in the Trap (1962) See more »

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My favorite John Wayne western
3 September 2001 | by (Leonia, NJ) – See all my reviews

Fast-moving, well-acted, and impeccably directed, this is my favorite John Wayne western of all-time although the Quiet Man is my favorite John Wayne movie. The plot is intelligent; the dialogue is crisp; the supporting characters are fascinating; and the chemistry between Wayne and Ella Raines is magnificent.

Well worth watching.


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