The Tall Men

The Tall Men

Raoul Walsh (1955)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


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 & Crew

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 Norris Stevan Darrell
Director Raoul Walsh
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD