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The Tall Men (1955)

Two brothers discharged from the Confederate Army join a businessman for a cattle drive from Texas to Montana where they run into raiding Jayhawkers, angry Sioux, rough terrain and bad weather.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Frank S. Nugent (screenplay) (as Frank Nugent) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Col,. Ben Allison
Jane Russell ... Nella Turner
Robert Ryan ... Nathan Stark
Cameron Mitchell ... Clint Allison
Juan García ... Luis (as Juan Garcia)
Harry Shannon ... Sam
Emile Meyer ... Chickasaw Charlie
Steve Darrell ... Colonel Norris (as Stevan Darrell)
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Storyline

Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more importantly, will the cattle make it to Montana ! Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Taglines:

The Tall Men stood tall...fought tall...loved tall...and one man towered above them all! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 December 1955 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tall Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,115,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (35 mm magnetic prints)| Mono (Western Electric Recording) (35 mm optical prints)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was reported that Clark Gable wore lifts for this film, so he would look more in line with Robert Ryan. See more »

Goofs

When they start driving the herd of cattle to Montana (appr. at 61st minute), in the sand in front of the herd the tracks of a car are visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[pointing to a lynched man dangling from a tree limb]
Colonel Ben Allison: Looks like we're close to civilization.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: MONTANA TERRITORY 1866

They came from the South, headed for the goldfields...Ben and Clint Allison, lonely, desperate men. Riding away from a heartbreak memory of Gettysburg. Looking for a new life. A story of tall men - and long shadows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stonewall Uprising (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Cancion Mixteca
by José López Alavés (as Jose Lopez Alaves)
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My favorite movie
31 January 2004 | by ruthanaSee all my reviews

I saw it the first time over forty years ago, and it is still one of my favorite movies. I have ridden horses in the mountains of Arizona. It simple stark and sears to the bone. A man is simple, he doesn't need a lot of lip. He just does. Gable and Russell, still put a smile on my heart a grin in my spirit, watching them verbally swat at each other. Unlike today the money didn't win, easy didn't come first. It was simple and clean.


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