The Tall Men (1955)

The Tall Men


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Clark Gable and Jane Russell star in this rugged widescreen western, exquisitely photographed by Leo Tover and directed by veteran action expert Raoul A. Walsh. Gable plays Ben Allison, who with his brother Clint (Cameron Mitchell) journeys to Montana in search of gold. They come upon wealthy businessman Nathan Stark (Robert Ryan), whom they try to rob of $20,000. Instead, Stark talks Ben and Clint into becoming partners with him on a cattle drive to Montana. As the group travels to Texas, they … More

Rating: G
Genre: Western, Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Frank S. Nugent, Sydney Boehm
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as Ben Allison

as Nella Turner

as Nathan Stark

as Clint Allison

as Chickasaw

as The Colonel

as Gus, the Bartender

as Wrangler

as Immigrant Man

as Stable Owner

as Hotel clerk

as Mrs. Robbins

as Salesman

as Stagecoach Driver

as Spanish Girl

as Spanish Girl

as Cavalry Lieutenant

as Emigrant
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Critic Reviews for The Tall Men

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | July 7, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Interesting Western with beautiful landscapes, a Native American hero, and Mexican-Americans as the good guys.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
Classic Film and Television

One of Gable's later best features, still as tough and charismatic as ever.

June 1, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Tall Men


Ordinary western dressed up with big stars.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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