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.
SUCH FUN! That college girl who can't help lovin' tall boys!...
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Did You Know?
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
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
[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.
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.
[calls to another player
Don, give me that ball, will you?
[Demonstrates his "scientific" approach by taking a shot at the basket... and misses
Referenced in Strictly Background
Music by André Previn
and Shelly Manne
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Sung by Bobby Darin See more