The Tall T (1957)
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as Pat Brennan
as Frank Usher
as Doretta Mims
as Ed Rintoon
as Billy Jack
as Willard Mims
as Hank Parker
Critic Reviews for The Tall T
Conceals a complex world view beneath its desolate and blood-soaked landscapes.
Boetticher unfolds this hostage scenario on bare natural prosceniums, and with stark delicacy lets the characters' personal moral codes brush against and shade into each other
Audience Reviews for The Tall T
Awesome minimalist western. The dialog crackles. it should, it's taken directly from the Elmore Leonard short story it's` adapted from. If you've seen a lot of westerns, and haven't seen Tall T check it out. If you haven't, I wouldn't start here. See the classics, then come back to this one. You'll get more out of it. Trust me.
Although the main hero is kind of boring and, at times, annoying, the great performances by the villains make it much more tolerable, and often pretty fun. Still, compared to some other westerns, this one doesn't quite measure up. It's just a little too cheesy to be taken too seriously. Still fun though.
excellent script based on an early elmore leonard short story, excellent direction by the ever economical budd boetticher, excellent performances by some iconic actors = one excellent western
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