The Tall Men

  • U
  • Raoul Walsh (1955)
  • US
  • 122 min
The Tall Men
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Clark Gable rarely ventured out West, but on the evidence of this impressive picture he should have done so more often. Few directors understood the man of action better than Raoul Walsh, who draws bristling performances from both Gable and Robert Ryan in a tough trail-driving tale. Jane Russell is also on top form, giving as good as she gets as the boys bid for her affections. Walsh stages the action sequences with typical bravado and handles the more intimate moments with great finesse. Superbly photographed by Leo Tover, this is one of the genre's most unjustly overlooked films.

Plot Summary

A Civil War veteran and his brother are recruited on a cattle drive by a wealthy rancher. On the journey they rescue a female settler from danger, leading to jealousy and a fierce rivalry between the former soldier and his employer. Western, starring Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan and Cameron Mitchell.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ben Allison
Clark Gable
Nella Turner
Jane Russell
Nathan Stark
Robert Ryan
Clint Allison
Cameron Mitchell
Luis
Juan Garcia
Sam
Harry Shannon
Chickasaw
Emile Meyer
Colonel
Steve Darrell

Crew

Director
Raoul Walsh

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Available on DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Drama

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