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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.

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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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Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tall in the Saddle See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the final pairing of John Wayne (Rocklin) and George 'Gabby' Hayes (Dave) on screen. The two long time on and off screen friends had first worked together on "Riders of Destiny" (1933). Hayes was billed as just George Hayes, played Charlie Denton and Wayne played the role of singing cowboy and gunslinger Singin' Sandy Saunders. The two actors were very close in real life. Wayne's children thought of Hayes as an uncle and Hayes often described Wayne as the son he always wanted. See more »

Goofs

When someone attempts to bushwhack John Wayne's character, the bullet misses him and goes through his hat. Right after the shot, it shows John removing his hat to knock out the light on the table and there is no hole. When Gabby Hayes holds up the hat and puts his finger in the hole, it is well below the top and then, later on, the bullet hole is shown right at the top edge. See more »

Quotes

Miss Elizabeth Martin: I wish you would stop referring to my legs.
Dave: Ye got some ain't ye?
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Tall in the Trap (1962) 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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