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Tall Story (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sport | 6 April 1960 (USA)
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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Myra Sullivan
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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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Comedy | Sport

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6 April 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Way the Ball Bounces  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Warren Beatty was 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 »

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

Reporter Jenkins: [Visiting the team during practice] Sandy was telling me you've got a scientific approach to shooting baskets. My readers would like to hear about that.
Ray Blent: Well, uh, it's just a system... which involves a combination of the energy of the throw... to the incidence of concussion... against the backboard.
Ray Blent: [calls to another player] Don, give me that ball, will you?
Ray Blent: [Demonstrates his "scientific" approach by taking a shot at the basket... and misses]
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Soundtracks

The Star Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Sung before the game
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Cute and anachronistic comedy
28 December 2005 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I love this film. Jane Fonda is darling and irresistible and Tony Perkins is adorable. It is so blatantly 50's style sexist but great fun. Great supporting cast including "My Favorite Martian" guy and "Billy Jack". I just love Jane Fonda in this as well as in "Cat Ballou". She is sexy and oh so American girl cute. Unfortunately, it is not out on DVD yet, just VHS so I can't get it from netflix. I'm a sucker for Doris Day/ Rock Hudson movies and this is in that genre. In this movie, living in a trailer is celebrated and marriage is the goal for every girl, just like in a Jane Austen story. Warning: extremely sexy shower scene :), a far cry from the one in Psycho!


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