Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

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 Pat Garrett (75 episodes, 1960-1962)
 Billy the Kid (75 episodes, 1960-1962)


Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

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10 September 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre alto  »

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1.33 : 1
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Harmless Fun
29 March 2008 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

The 75 episodes of the television western "The Tall Man" were originally broadcast on NBC during its 1960-1962 broadcast seasons. Only 15 of these episodes (and only one these is from the first season) are included in this "Timeless Media" DVD set.

This is just one of the innumerable versions of the life of William Bonney d/b/a Billy the Kid, a famed New Mexico outlaw of the 1870's. The young outlaw was captured sometime after the Lincoln County wars by Sheriff Pat Garrett. Bonney escaped from jail (killing two deputies in the process) and was tracked down and killed by Garrett.

"The Tall Man" changes history a bit and has Bonney going straight after his initial capture. The series title is a reference to Garrett (played by Barry Sullivan), his real nickname, a tribute to his excellent law enforcement record.

Bonney is played by Clu Gulager (who later played Sheriff Ryker on "The Virginian"). The Garrett-Bonney relationship is portrayed here as a kind of big brother-little brother thing. Harmless fun.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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