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Tall Story (1960)

Not Rated  |   |  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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Coach Sandy Hardy
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Fred Jensen
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Frieda Jensen
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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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Trivia

Although she received star billing, this was only Jane Fonda's first film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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5th Symphony, 1st Movement
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by Leo as the piano is moved in
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This is Anthony Perkins at his best!!
30 November 1998 | by (marion, oh) – See all my reviews

Anthony Perkins shines as a small town basketball star who finds more than sports success at Custer College. Jane Fonda is wonderful in this morally simplistic depiction of

small town life.


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