Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1988)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... John Henry
Tom Hulce ... Quinn (as Thomas Hulce)
Lynn Whitfield ... Pollie Ann
Barry Corbin ... Mr. Jenkins
Thelma Houston Thelma Houston ... Edna
Lou Rawls ... Jim Wallace
Julian Christopher ... Spike (as James Louis Watkins)
E'Lon Cox E'Lon Cox ... Edward
David Donham David Donham ... Capt'n Johnson
Jadili Johnson Jadili Johnson ... Young John Henry
Christopher Burton Christopher Burton ... Young Quinn
Rick Reynolds Rick Reynolds ... John Henry's Father
Lemoria English Lemoria English ... John Henry's Mother
Kendall Mayes-Taylor Kendall Mayes-Taylor ... Baby John Henry
Kayla Blake ... Dancer (as Elsie Sniffen)
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Version of The Legend of John Henry (1974) See more »

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Horrible

Horrible acting and horrible script. Glover is even overacting,cheesy. This was not true to legend, not even close. This was more of a courtship show then the real element of the legend , human labor being misused and outsourced by machines.Blah! The sets were lame. The ending was disappointing . The original ending served a purpose, to warn workers to pace themselves or else they befall disaster .I loved all of faerie tale theatre , even the cheap sets. I also liked every episode of Tall Tales. Except this stinker. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Pecos Bill, Casey at Bat, Darlin' Clementine, Johnny Appleseed, Ponce De Leon. Are all excellent and worth watching.


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