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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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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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The Way the Ball Bounces  »

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Clint Eastwood and Warren Beatty were both considered for the role of Ray Blent, but Warner Bros. wanted a "name" to co-star with Fonda and wasn't willing to risk the project on the shoulders of two unknowns. 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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Tall Story
Music by André Previn and Shelly Manne
Lyrics by Dory Previn
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Enjoyable and Humorous
23 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised to find this playing one morning on TCM. I didn't know anything about the film before, so I was completely unprepared for what turned out to be a truly delightful comedy. At first I thought the movie was serious, then it started turning sillier and sillier. Anthony Perkins and Jane Fonda do a great job. This was a perfect vehicle for Fonda to launch her acting career. And I must admit I agree with her - she does have quite beautiful legs, and I feel fortunate that we are treated to seeing them in her cute little cheerleader outfit.

This movie is entertaining and I recommend viewing it on a lazy afternoon one day, it is much better than watching re-runs of Gilligans Island.


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