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Tall in the Saddle (1944)

Approved | | Mystery, Romance, Western | 29 September 1944 (USA)
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Ranch hand Rocklin arrives in town to start his new job but his employer has been murdered and the locals don't seem too friendly.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Michael Hogan (screenplay), Paul Fix (screenplay) (as Paul P. Fix) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Rocklin
Ella Raines ... Arleta 'Arly' Harolday
Ward Bond ... 'Judge' Robert Garvey
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Dave
Audrey Long ... Clara Cardell
Elisabeth Risdon ... Miss Elizabeth Martin
Donald Douglas ... Harolday (as Don Douglas)
Paul Fix ... Bob Clews
Russell Wade ... Clint Harolday
Emory Parnell ... Sheriff Jackson
Raymond Hatton ... Zeke
Harry Woods ... George Clews
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Storyline

When a stranger arrives in a western town he finds that the rancher who sent for him has been murdered. Further, most of the townsfolk seem to be at each other's throats, and the newcomer has soon run contrariwise to most of them. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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WAYNE PACKS A WALLOP...In Action...In Love! (1953 reissue poster) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As he gets up from the poker table, one of the players says, "Include me out." This was a "Goldwynism," one of the mixed-up sayings made by or attributed to producer Sam Goldwyn, such as "An oral contract isn't worth the paper it's written on." See more »

Goofs

Prior to the scene where Rocklin climbs out the window when Clint gets shot, Rocklin does not have his gun belt. After he jumps to the street, Rocklin is holding his gun belt. See more »

Quotes

Miss Elizabeth Martin: I saw you hit that poor man!
Rocklin: Yes, ma'am, just as hard as I could.
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Alternate Versions

Two different companies have released a colorized version on video, Nova Entertainment and Turner Home Entertainement. See more »

Connections

Featured in The John Wayne Anthology (1991) See more »

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Beautiful Ella Raines
2 July 2005 | by Frank1938See all my reviews

This is one of the old movies I watch year after year. John Wayne in his prime & Ella Raines seems to be ideal for her role. I do not remember seeing her in another movie where she is as beautiful as she is in Tall In The Saddle. To see all the old timers such as Gabby Hayes, Ward Bond, & Paul Fix among others is a treat for an old western fan. The back ground viewed from the the wild stage ride is sort of phony, but have to remember this was in 1944. Still I enjoy it each time I see it. It brings back memories of a simpler time when I use to go to the Rialto Theatre on Saturday afternoon, pay 15 cents for admission & spend a dime on popcorn & drink


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$565,754 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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