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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.

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Col. Ben Allison
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Nella Turner
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Nathan Stark
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Clint Allison
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Luis (as Juan Garcia)
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Sam
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Chickasaw Charlie
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Colonel Norris (as Stevan Darrell)
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Wrangler (uncredited)
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Saloon Dealer (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Maria - the Dressmaker (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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Cattle Buyer / Saloon Owner (uncredited)
Gabrille Del Valle ...
Man (uncredited)
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Hank - the Livery Stable Owner (uncredited)
Gilda Fontana ...
Spanish Girl (uncredited)
Gertrude Graner ...
Emigrant (uncredited)
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Salesman (uncredited)
Tex Holden ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Miner (uncredited)
Doris Kemper ...
Mrs. Robbins (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Emigrant (uncredited)
Jack Mather ...
Cavalry Lieutenant (uncredited)
Post Park ...
Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Meyito Pulito ...
Spanish Girl (uncredited)
Ford Raymond ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Alva Jenkin (uncredited)
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Emigrant (uncredited)
J. Lewis Smith ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk in San Antonio (uncredited)
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Gus - Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by

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Raoul Walsh

Written by

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Sydney Boehm ... (screenplay) and
Frank S. Nugent ... (screenplay) (as Frank Nugent)
 
Heck Allen ... (from the novel by) (as Clay Fisher)

Produced by

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William A. Bacher ... producer
William B. Hawks ... producer

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Victor Young

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Leo Tover ... director of photography

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Louis R. Loeffler ... (as Louis R.Loeffler)

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Leonard Doss ... color consultant

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Mark-Lee Kirk
Lyle R. Wheeler

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Chester Bayhi ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

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Travilla ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Joseph C. Behm ... unit production manager (uncredited)

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Stanley Hough ... assistant director
George Vieira ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Harry M. Leonard ... sound
John D. Stack ... sound
Etter D'Orazio ... sound editor (uncredited)
Kenneth Honnold ... sound editor (uncredited)
Jim Leppert ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Phil Rawlins ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
J. Lewis Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
Norm Taylor ... stunts: Indian (uncredited)
Ray Thomas ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young ... stunts (uncredited)

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Walter Castle ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director
Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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'Chema' Hernandez ... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
Jimmy Locks ... chief wrangler (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines As Big and Spectacular and Exciting As The Mighty West Itself! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Tall Man (United States)
  • Les implacables (France)
  • Los implacables (Spain)
  • Высокие мужчины (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • De obevekliga männen (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 122 min
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Budget $3,115,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Clark Gable, who was 6'1", had to stand on a box to look taller than his 6'4" co-star Robert Ryan in several scenes. See more »
Goofs When the Jayhawkers are collecting money from Clark Gable, during a close up view of him, in the far distance behind him, you can see what is a vehicle, maybe a truck moving along a road or highway. This is supposed to be 1866. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Jane Russell: Body and Soul (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Tall Men See more »
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 »
Quotes [last lines]
Nella Turner: Ben, it was a long walk out here and my feet are killing me. Will you take my boots off?
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