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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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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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$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 was never on location for the Montana scenes. See more »

Goofs

When the Jayhawkers are collecting money from Clark Gable, during a close up view of him, in the far distance behind him, you can see what is a vehicle, maybe a truck moving along a road or highway. This is supposed to be 1866. 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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Tall Men
by Ken Darby
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Jane's lookin' for a REAL tall man (and plenty of rainbows!)
4 April 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Salty, surly star-driven western about a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, with would-be rancher Clark Gable vying with banker Robert Ryan for the hand of wisecrackin' Jane Russell. Good-looking, exceptional entertainment from director Raoul Walsh. Screenwriters Frank Nugent and Sidney Boehm adapted their script from a novel (credited either to Heck Allen or to Clay Fisher), smoothly intermingling jovial exchanges between the characters, Indian clashes, Mexican stand-offs, and Russell singin' in the wash-tub. Enjoyable of its type, nicely photographed by Leo Tover, with Gable giving a solid star-performance. **1/2 from ****


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