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The Tall Texan (1953)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  13 February 1953 (USA)
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A group of travelers in the Southwest band together to search for gold on Indian burial grounds. Convict Ben Trask attempts to maintain order within the group as they are faced with greed and danger.

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Capt. Theodore Bess
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Joshua 'Josh' Tinnen
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A quintet of travelers journey in a wagon through Comanche county includes a tinhorn and his woman, a sheriff escorting an accused murderer, and a sea captain with a checkered past. After a renegade Indian tells them about a virgin gold field as thanks for saving his life, the group becomes fixated on the gold as greed becomes their prime motivation. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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BUILT FOR TROUBLE! See more »

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13 February 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der lange Texaner  »

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$102,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Cobb was a great lover of cigars and made obtaining them on location a priority. See more »

Goofs

There is a violation of the 180 degree rule during the card game scene. See more »

Quotes

Trask: [to Laura referring to his feet in the crowded wagon] I gotta put'em someplace, lady.
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Blow the Man Down
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1860's Anglo-American sea shanty
[heard in background score as theme for the captain and also hummed by him]
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Classic, low budget western action
6 November 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Fresh off his success as award winning editor on "High Noon", Elmo Williams takes the Directors chair here for the first time. Often compared to Ford's "Stagecoach" this character study of lust and greed is more reminiscent of "Treasure of Sierra Madre." Bridges is superb as the tight lipped convict, Trask(the Tall Texan), however the real acting kudos go to Adler and Cobb as sniveling peddler and sadistic sea captain, respectively. The picture slowly builds to an action packed climax and a deliberately inconclusive ending. This is perhaps the finest picture from Lippert Inc.


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