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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
Syd Saylor ...
Carney (as Sid Saylor)
Samuel Herrick ...
Sheriff Chadborune
George Steele ...
Jaqui
Dean Train ...
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)  »

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

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

Quotes

Trask: [Alluding to Tinnen's duplicity] Union coat, Confeerate trousers... it figures.
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Yankee Doodle
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18th Century Anglo-American folk song
[hummed by Luther Adler]
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To sum up the pacing of this movie in a word: slow!
2 September 2001 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of B movie westerns, but this one just put me to sleep. I tried it again the next day, with not much better results. The acting is fine, but there's little action until the last 20 minutes or so. The tension does build up towards the end & it gets pretty good at that point, but not enough to make up for the slowness of the rest of the movie. There are some interesting turns in the story, but too much camera time is spent watching the characters slowly ride from one place to another, then slowly walk from one place to another, then slowly unmount their horses, then talk, then slowly move on to something else. I guess the word I'm looking for is "pacing." And to sum up the pacing of this movie in a word: slow! The interpersonal conflicts are not enough to keep my interest. I rate it only 5/10, & the 5 is for the acting & the character development, nothing for plot or "pacing."


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