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The Tall Men

  • Romance
  • Western
  • 1955
  • Raoul Walsh
  • 117 mins
  • PG

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 a Sioux ambush. It's a meeting that will have consequences for them all.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Ben AllisonClark Gable
Nella TurnerJane Russell
Nathan StarkRobert Ryan
Clint AllisonCameron Mitchell
LuisJuan Garcia
SamHarry Shannon
ChickasawEmile Meyer
ColonelSteve Darrell

Crew

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DirectorRaoul Walsh

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Languages
English | Spanish
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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