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Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more importantly, will the cattle make it to Montana ! Written by
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Clark Gable had to stand on a box to look taller than his 6'4" co-star Robert Ryan in one scene. See more »
When Ben and Clint first enter the saloon and the livery stable in Mineral city, Clint's two-gun rig is hidden by his coat. When Clint follows Stark into the livery stable, his guns are strapped on the outside and over his coat, yet when they ride out of town, his guns are back under the coat. See more »
[pointing to a lynched man dangling from a tree limb]
Colonel Ben Allison:
Looks like we're close to civilization.
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Opening credits prologue: MONTANA TERRITORY 1866
They came from the South, headed for the goldfields...Ben and Clint Allison, lonely, desperate men. Riding away from a heartbreak memory of Gettysburg. Looking for a new life. A story of tall men - and long shadows. See more »
Two guys from the past making the most of a new technology
To really enjoy 'The Tall Men', it has to be seen on a wide screen version. I saw it the first time in 1955 in cinemascope and can remember that the most enjoyable quality of this film is the cinematography and also the beautiful music. I bought a video converted for normal TV and it is sad to see that a good part of what goes on in the screen is just missing. The cattle drive, the scenery and the music makes 'The Tall Men' superior to 'Red River' whenever these scenes show up. Of course comparing them both as complete films 'Tall Men' does not come close to 'Red River' , which is much better. The titles that show up at the beginning are exactly like those of silent movies, perhaps Raoul Walsh was nostalgic of the old days. This was among the ten last films of of a great number that he directed in his career. It was also one of Gable's last. It is good to see those two old guys from the past meeting a new technology (cinemascope and stereo sound) and making the most of it. Jane Russel a bit too fat for modern day standards, gives one of her best performances. When 'The Tall Men' will come up on DVD on wide screen I will be among the first to buy it.
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