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The Tall Men (1955)

Approved | | Western | 1955 (UK)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Colonel Ben Allison
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Nella Turner
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Nathan Stark
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Clint Allison
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Luis (as Juan Garcia)
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Sam
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Chickasaw Charlie
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Colonel Norris (as Stevan Darrell)
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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 Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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The Tall Men stood tall...fought tall...loved tall...and one man towered above them all! See more »

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Western

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1955 (UK)  »

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Drei Rivalen  »

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$12,000,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording) (35 mm magnetic prints)| (Western Electric Recording) (35 mm optical prints)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Clark Gable had to stand on a box to look taller than his 6'4" co-star Robert Ryan in several scenes. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
[pointing to a lynched man dangling from a tree limb]
Colonel Ben Allison: Looks like we're close to civilization.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in The Harder They Fall (1956) See more »

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Cancion Mixteca
by José López Alavés (as Jose Lopez Alaves)
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fair but not spectacular fare
9 February 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite this film starring Clark Gable, Cameron Mitchell and Robert Ryan, it's not exactly the most exciting or interesting film I've ever seen. In fact, with these stars I really expected something more memorable. Instead, it's an unusual but completely ordinary Western about a kidnapping and Gable and Mitchell hiding out with Jane Russell. The dialog is pretty far-fetched and the story just seems to drag. Maybe part of it was because the movie was often set in the middle of winter during a snow storm--this couldn't help but give the movie a certain degree of claustrophobia--keeping much of the "action" indoors. While I am not saying it's a bad film, there are better ones and unless you are a die-hard fan, try watching some other Gable or Ryan film first.


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