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The Tall T (1957)

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An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.

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Pat Brennan
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Doretta Mims
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Ed Rintoon
Skip Homeier ...
Billy Jack
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Chink
John Hubbard ...
Willard Mims
Robert Burton ...
Tenvoorde
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Storyline

Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension builds over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Taut! Torrid! Tremendous! T Is for Terror!

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Thriller | Western

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2 April 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Kopf und Kragen  »

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Trivia

During filming it was called "The Captives" (Elmore Leonard's original story title) and/or "The Tall Rider". Just prior to release, the title was changed to "The Tall T," the name of the Tenvoorde ranch in the early scenes. See more »

Goofs

In the hideout is a fireplace with a highway torch burning in it. Commonly known as smudge pots, these round oil burners warned drivers of caution ahead. Patented in 1927 and commonly seen on roadways in the 1950s, this one somehow did a time warp back to the 1880's. See more »

Quotes

Chink: [after shooting Rintoon] I was waitin' for that old man to try something.
Pat Brennan: You didn't have to kill him.
Chink: I would have sooner or later.
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Referenced in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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Tall T - stands for TENSION
31 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

**** I never really figured out what the Tall T exactly was. It doesn't matter. This is a great film and an outstanding western. The actors are all good, especially Randolph Scott as a western everyman (I always want to repeat the "Blazing Saddles" homage to Scott whenever I say his name)and Richard Boone as one of the most evil bad men in western film history. Skip Homeier and Henry Silva give great performances as two young guns who are teamed up with Boone. They are sexy and evil at once. The dialogue is biting, the situations are adult and dramatic, the scenery is superb, and the music complements the film's tension to a Tall T.


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