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Tall Man Riding (1955)

Approved | | Western | 18 June 1955 (USA)
Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Joseph Hoffman (screenplay), Norman A. Fox (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Larry Madden
Dorothy Malone ... Corinna Ordway
Peggie Castle ... Reva
William Ching ... Rex Willard (as Bill Ching)
John Baragrey ... Cibo Pearlo
Robert Barrat ... Tucker Ordway
John Dehner ... Ames Luddington
Paul Richards ... The Peso Kid
Lane Chandler ... Hap Sutton
Mickey Simpson Mickey Simpson ... Deputy Jeff Barclay
Joe Bassett Joe Bassett ... Will
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Al - Pearlo's Palace Bartender
Russ Conway ... Marshal Jim Feathergill (as Russell Conway)
Mike Ragan ... Tom
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Storyline

Still seeking revenge against ranch owner Tuck Ordway for publicly whipping him years earlier and breaking up his relationship with Ordway's daughter, cowboy Larry Madden plans to oust Ordway from his ranch by having his claim to the land declared invalid. Ordway's daughter Corinna, believing Madden to be the cause of the family's recent misfortunes, is unaware that the local saloon owner also has designs upon the Ordway holdings. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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His Guns Put Little River On The Map... And His Guns Could Wipe It Off! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Teufel im Sattel See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000, 31 December 1955
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Jim Newton's biography "Eisenhower: The White House Years" Ike and Mamie, who frequently screened movies at the White House, closed out 1955 with friends and associates viewing this film on New Year's Eve. See more »

Goofs

When Randolph Scott throws a silver peso down on the dirt street to challenge the Peso Kid, the coin rings like it was dropped on concrete. See more »

Quotes

Larry Madden: [Sniffs the air and moves his head toward Pearlo as he discovers the source of the scent] Nothing changes much. You're even using the same cheap-smellin' toilet water.
Cibo Pearlo: You never did like that, did you?
Larry Madden: It'll never take the place of a bath.
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Connections

Referenced in Joel King: Man with a Camera (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight
(uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Harry Williams
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A bit better than average for Randolph Scott.
24 October 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

After five years' absence, Randolph Scott returns to a town to get his revenge. It seems that the powerful Tucker Ordway (Robert Barrat) had whipped him within and inch of his life because Scott had the nerve to ask to marry Ordway's daughter. But before he can retaliate, he stumbles into the middle of a fight between one bully, Ordway, and another of the town's bullies, Cibo Pearlo (John Baragrey). So now Scott isn't sure which one to take on first or just let the other two kill each other! In this film, Scott plays a harder man than usual. In most of his westerns, he plays a good guy--one that is exceptionally nice and good. Here, though, he isn't quite so kind but a bit more menacing than usual. He wants revenge and all else seems unimportant...until he learns Ordway's dark secret.

In many ways, this is a rather typical western for Randolph Scott, even if he is hell-bent on revenge. There are the usual bosses vying for power and in the end you just know that Scott will do the right thing. A tad predictable in spots, but overall still a very good movie.

By the way, doesn't the Peso Kid look a lot like his head was dipped in plastic? Normally I wouldn't say anything, but wow did he look weird!! Plus, did you also notice that his accent kept changing throughout the film? Also, didn't they make Dorothy Malone's character a bit,...nasty?! This ISN'T the word I wanted to use, but IMDb has rules against using certain words.


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