The Tall Stranger (1957)





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Joel McCrea essays the title role in this moody little western. McCrea is a Union officer wounded in battle, who joins up with a wagon train heading westward. He is ostracized by those passengers who'd fought on the Confederate side, though leading lady Virginia Mayo welcomes his presence. McCrea redeems himself in the eyes of the ex-Confederate homesteaders when he acts as mediator in a range dispute with a land baron (Barry Kelly)--who happens to be McCrea's own half brother. Tall Stranger is based on a novel by the prolific Louis L'Amour.
Drama , Western
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Joel McCrea
as Ned Bannon
Whit Bissell
as Adam Judson
Barry Kelley
as Hardy Bishop
Michael Pate
as Charley
Leo Gordon
as Stark
Ray Teal
as Cap
Robert Foulk
as Pagones
Guy Prescott
as Barrett
Ralph Reed
as Murray
Mauritz Hugo
as Purcell
Ann Morrison
as Mrs. Judson
Tom London
as Worker
Lennie Geer
as Worker
Don McGuire
as Settler
Danny Sands
as Settler
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More interesting than it had a right to be.

Full Review… | June 16, 2008
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