June Ryder is a new student at Custer College, which is most renowned for its boys basketball team, although it also has a high academic standing that can rival that of any of the more famous colleges on the west coast. June's reason for being there: to become a "Mrs.", most specifically Mrs. Ray Blent, he a science major and the star player on the basketball team. Ray is not naturally gifted as a basketball player, but uses science to be able to figure out how to play the perfect game. Ray's interest in basketball is just a byproduct of his primary interest in the sciences and learning in general. June doesn't care who knows what she's doing except Ray. All of June's activities at the college are in this singular goal, which first entails Ray even noticing her and knowing who she is. She discovers that the way to do it is not through the traditional means of the beauty parlor or the kitchen, but rather the classroom. Three people who do know what June is up to are new Ethics ... Written by
SUCH FUN! That college girl who can't help lovin' tall boys!...
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Did You Know?
Prior to release the title was briefly changed to "The Way The Ball Bounces" before reverting back to "Tall Story", the name of the play on which it was based. See more
Right before question #6 of the oral make up exam, there is a short shot of the basketball action and the score shows 32-32 with 50 seconds on the clock. Yet prior to that, the half ended with the score 41-33. See more
[Visiting the team during practice
Sandy was telling me you've got a scientific approach to shooting baskets. My readers would like to hear about that.
Well, uh, it's just a system... which involves a combination of the energy of the throw... to the incidence of concussion... against the backboard.
[calls to another player
Don, give me that ball, will you?
[Demonstrates his "scientific" approach by taking a shot at the basket... and misses
Music by André Previn
and Shelly Manne
Lyrics by Dory Previn
(as Dory Langdon)
Performed by Bobby Darin
[Title song played over the opening titles and credits] See more