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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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6 April 1960 (USA)  »

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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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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 3 April 1960 (1960) See more »

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5th Symphony, 1st Movement
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by Leo as the piano is moved in
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Non-athletic actors playing athletes
28 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am only commenting on this now, but I've thought about it for some time. Tony Perkins is, without question, the most physically inept actor ever to play an athlete on film. Ever see his portrayal of Jimmy Piersall of the Boston Red Sox in "Fear Strikes Out"? This guy could not walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. In "Tall Story," he plays a college basketball star. Every time he goes to shoot the ball, the next shot is a tight close-up of the ball going through the hoop. What that should tell anyone is that the movie would have gone over budget if they needed 500 takes before he could make an actual shot. Really, no one should ever make a sports movie with a lead actor who is so uncoordinated and klutzy. As far as being typecast after "Psycho," hey, Perkins was excellent as a crazy person, which is why "Fear Strikes Out" wasn't a total bomb. Also excellent as disturbed persons (it should be a separate genre) are Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper, except that both are better actors than Mr. Perkins was.


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