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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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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!... See more »

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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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1.66 : 1
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Prior to release, title was briefly changed to The Way The Ball Bounces before reverting back to Tall Story, name of play on which it was based. See more »

Goofs

Right before question #6 of the oral make up exam, there is a short shot of the basketball action and the score shows 32-32 with 50 seconds on the clock. Yet prior to that, the half ended with the score 41-33. See more »

Quotes

Frieda Jensen: [In their trailer, talking to Ray and June] Didn't you hear? Freddie's father had to have an operation, and we've got to leave college to run the business. Freddie's got to go to *work* - and he's only 24!
Fred Jensen: And believe it or not, I had a pretty good chance to graduate this year, too!
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 3 April 1960 (1960) See more »

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Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine
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Music by Karl Hoschna
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
Sung by the students in the Student Trailer Park
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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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