Ten Tall Men

  • U
  • Willis Goldbeck (1951)
  • US
  • 96 min
Ten Tall Men
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Dr Kildare's veteran writer/director Willis Goldbeck fashioned a more-than-passable film from this robust tale of the Foreign Legion, before he went off to co-script two of John Ford's better later movies, but Beau Geste it isn't. Nevertheless, with Burt Lancaster at the peak of his teeth-and-glory years in the lead, and tough hombres Gilbert Roland and Kieron Moore in support, this comedy adventure is well worth catching, especially since it's in sharp 1950s Technicolor. Unfortunately, leading lady Jody Lawrance is rather uninteresting and those phoney night studio interiors show up badly on television, revealing the desert sky as nothing more than a royal blue painted backdrop. But if you accept it for what it is, you'll have fun.

Plot Summary

Comedy adventure starring Burt Lancaster. While in jail for disobeying orders, a Foreign Legion sergeant, together with nine other imprisoned soldiers, devises a plan to thwart a bandit attack on their outpost.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sergeant Mike Kincaid
Burt Lancaster
Mahla
Jody Lawrance
Corporal Luis Delgado
Gilbert Roland
Corporal Pierre Molier
Kieron Moore
Londos
George Tobias
Jardine
John Dehner
Mouse
Nick Dennis
Roshko
Mike Mazurki
Caid Hussin
Gerald Mohr
Lustig
Ian MacDonald
Marie DeLatour
Mari Blanchard
Browning
Michael Pate

Crew

Director
Willis Goldbeck

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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