The Tall Men

  • PG
  • Raoul Walsh (1955)
  • US
  • 117 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
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

Western starring Clark Gable, Jane Russell and Robert Ryan. Following the American Civil War, brothers Ben and Clint Allison journey north to Montana in search of gold, but end up as cattle drivers in the pay of wealthy businessman Nathan Stark. On the way to Texas to pick up the herd, they save young Nella Turner from an Indian ambush. It's a meeting that will have consequences for them all.

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 PG
Distributor:
2 entertain Video Limited
Categories
Drama