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The Tall Target (1951)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 20, 2019

To set the scene our storytellers enlist an opening crawl that runs over the unmistakable strains of train noise. The year is 1861. The event being dramatized is the alleged Baltimore Plot and our hero is New York policeman John Kennedy (Dick Powell). Despite being common and coincidental I canR read more

The Tall T (1957)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 30, 2016

The Tall T Directed by Budd Boetticher Written by Burt Kennedy based on a story by Elmore Leonard 1957/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Brown-ScottProductions/Producers-Actors Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Pat Brennan: Don’t you? These Boetticher Westerns are all new to me and I read more

One year, one film: 1951 – The Tall Target (1951)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jan 17, 2016

One year, one film: 1950 The film: The Tall Target, dir. Anthony Mann starring Dick Powell and Paula Raymond Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE (Image via Caftan Woman)A soon-to-be-President, a suspicious cop, an assassination plot: these are the key elements of the tale told b read more

The Tall T (1957)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2015

The Tall T is a little different riff on the Budd Boetticher western, because it follows a former ranch hand named Pat Brennan who makes a stop at a local stagecoach way station to pay a visit to some locals before riding into the nearby town. Quickly we can see that Brennan is a little more jovial read more

The Tall T (1957)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2015

The Tall T is a little different riff on the Budd Boetticher western, because it follows a former ranch hand named Pat Brennan who makes a stop at a local stagecoach way station to pay a visit to some locals before riding into the nearby town. Quickly we can see that Brennan is a little more jovial read more

The Tall T (1957)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 20, 2013

While making a trip to buy a seed bull, cowboy Pat Brennan (Randolph Scott) loses a bet with his former employer and has to give up his horse.  Pat starts walking home and along the way, he’s passed by his friend Ed Rintoon (Arthur Hunnicutt), who is driving a stagecoach with newlyweds Doretta read more

Warner Archive Wednesday ~ The Tall Target (1951)

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Aug 14, 2013

The Tall Target (1951) is a historical detective story based on the disputed Baltimore Plot; a conspiracy to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln on his scheduled train stop in Baltimore, Maryland. The year is 1861 and President Lincoln was on a whistle stop tour that would take him to Washin read more

The Tall Target(1951).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jul 28, 2011

The Tall Target(1951). Thriller. Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson. Soon after the Presidential election, John Kennedy, a New York police officer, who also was Abraham Lincoln's bodyguard, believes there will be an assignation attempt, o read more

Favourite movies: The Tall Target (1951)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Jul 17, 2010

Director Anthony Mann (1906 - 1967) left movie fans many quality motion pictures to enjoy and discover. Among his titles are the best of film noir (Raw Deal, He Walked by Night), groundbreaking adult westerns (Winchester '73, Devil's Doorway) and epics (El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire). 1951 read more