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Tall Story (1960)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  6 April 1960 (USA)
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A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

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A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

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SUCH FUN! That college girl who can't help lovin' tall boys!...

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Comedy | Sport

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6 April 1960 (USA)  »

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The Way the Ball Bounces  »

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In the 2011 movie, "Miss Representation," Jane Fonda states that director Joshua Logan asked her to wear falsies and to have her back teeth pulled out for this film. See more »

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In the several instances where the bribery money is shown, it has the appearance of real money, mostly $50 and $100 bills, but when Tom Laughlin is counting it in the final sequence, it is obviously stage money. See more »

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Ray Blent: Now, in Japan, the height of passion is expressed by a kiss on the back of the neck!
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 14 June 1959 (1959) See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
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It's a shame we didn't see more Anthony Perkins roles like this
3 April 1999 | by (Memphis, TN) – See all my reviews

Perhaps most notable as Jane Fonda's screen debut, "Tall Story" is also remarkable for what it didn't do for Anthony Perkins: define his acting career. Released the same year as Hitchcock's classic thriller "Psycho," "Tall Story" shows the charming, naive and humorous side of Perkins. He stars as Ray Blent, Custer's star basketball player and star student who finds himself caught in an ethical nightmare just before the biggest game of his life against the Russian Sputniks. Fonda is adorable as a cunning co-ed whose one aim in college is to snare the unwitting Ray. Unfortunately, we didn't see more Perkins characters like this one because the actor was typecast as a psychotic madman following his admittedly excellent portrayal of Norman Bates in "Psycho." This movie shows the virtuosity of a great actor who regretfully didn't get the chance to demonstrate his full range of acting skills more often.


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