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The Tall T (1957)

Approved | | Romance, Thriller, Western | 2 April 1957 (USA)
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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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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Trivia

Two-gun Chink is carrying Colt Single Action Army (Peacemaker) revolvers, but when he shoots Mims he is firing double action revolvers which Peacemakers are not. Hollywood loves rapid fire during shoot outs. See more »

Goofs

When Brennan tries to ride the bull, and it's tied down laying on its side and he is straddling it right before he tells the other men to let it up, he grabs its tail, but in the next shot as the men scatter, Brennan is holding onto the rope in front of him with both hands. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
[Pat, to the weeping Doretta, after he has killed three murderous kidnappers]
Pat Brennan: Come on now. It's gonna be a nice day.
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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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