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The Tall Texan (1953)

Approved | | Western | 13 February 1953 (USA)
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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Laura Thompson
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Joshua 'Josh' Tinnen
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Jerome 'Jerry' Niblett
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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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LONG, LEAN, and LETHAL! See more »

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13 February 1953 (USA)  »

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Der lange Texaner  »

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$102,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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The reason that stars of the caliber of Lee J. Cobb, Luther Adler and Lloyd Bridges showed up in a low-budget western was that at the time they were under investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was charged with rooting out Communists, liberals and other "subversives" in Hollywood, and because of that found themselves virtually unemployable. See more »

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

Quotes

Laura Thompson: A man's dying doesn't mean very much to you, does it?
Trask: On the contrary, a man's dying means a lot to me.
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Blow the Man Down
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1860's Anglo-American sea shanty
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Considering it's age, a remarkable western movie.
17 July 2000 | by (Portland Oregon) – See all my reviews

Considering that this movie is almost 50 years old, it holds up quite well. Bridges, Adler and Cobb give striking performances in a tale set amongst a group of barren rocks in the Southwest. The plot moves slowly, building to an exciting climax. One of the best western movies of the 50s with a great musical score.


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