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Tall in the Saddle (1944)

Approved | | Mystery, Western, Romance | 29 September 1944 (USA)
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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Der Fremde aus Arizona  »

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$565,754 (estimated)
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Idolized by British rocker and folk artist Joan Armatrading, John Wayne and the film "Tall In The Saddle" inspired a song of the same name on her third album in 1976. See more »

Goofs

When someone attempts to bushwhack John Wayne's character, the bullet misses him and goes through his hat. Right after the shot, it shows John removing his hat to knock out the light on the table and there is no hole. When Gabby Hayes holds up the hat and puts his finger in the hole, it is well below the top and then, later on, the bullet hole is shown right at the top edge. See more »

Quotes

George Clews: I'm gonna get his ears
Cap, Bartender: His ears are outside.
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Spoofed in Short in the Saddle (1962) See more »

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Excellent John Wayne western
9 September 2001 | by (Peoria, Illinois) – See all my reviews

You might want to look into the work of director Edwin Marin if you're not already aware of the man. While not in the first line of star moviemakers like John Ford or William Wyler, Marin kept busy with a steady stream of lesser-known but immensely-viewable films throughout the 1930's and 1940's (Marin died in the saddle in 1951).

Check out "Tall" for a good taste of Marin's style. You'll find plenty of John Wayne, hellcat Ella Raines, wonderful Gabby Hayes (who gets knocked down twice while Wayne punches out a villain in one hilarious scene) plus Wayne/Ford touring company regular Ward Bond who plays the heavy in this one.

There's a lot going for this film--a love triangle around the nonchalant Wayne, a full quota of western chase scenes, a showdown in the streets and some snappy dialogue to boot.

It's a fun film and worth catching the next time it rolls across the small screen on "John Wayne Theater."


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