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The Tall T (1957) was a Western - Action Film directed by Budd Boetticher and produced by Harry Joe Brown.

The Tall T was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.

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The Tall T (1957)

By Beatrice on Jul 30, 2016 From Flickers in Time

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 full article


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

By Lindsey on Jan 17, 2016 From The Motion Pictures

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 by The... Read full article


The Tall T (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2015 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


The Tall T (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2015 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


The Tall T (1957)

By Angela on Aug 20, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

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 full article


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Quotes from

Usher: I'm gonna have me a place someday. I thought about it, I thought about it a lot. A man should have somethin' of his own, somethin' to belong to, to be proud of.
Pat Brennan: And you think you'll get it this way.
Usher: Sometimes you don't have a choice.
Pat Brennan: Don't you?


Pat Brennan: I'm going to finish this. If they come, I'm going to finish this once and for all.
Doretta Mims: Oh, but why?
Pat Brennan: Some things a man can't ride around.


Pat Brennan: Did you love him?
Doretta Mims: I married him.
Pat Brennan: That's not what I asked.
Doretta Mims: Yes! Yes, I did.
Pat Brennan: Mrs. Mims, you're a liar. You didn't love him, and never for one minute thought he loved you. That's true, isn't it?
Doretta Mims: Do you know what it's like to be alone in a camp full of roughneck miners, and a father who holds a quiet hatred for you because you're not the son he's always wanted? Yes, I married Willard Mims because I couldn't stand being alone anymore. I know all the time he didn't love me, but I didn't care. I thought I'd make him love me... by the time that he asked me to marry him, I'd told myself inside for so long that I believed it was me he cared for and not the money.


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Facts about

Columbia Pictures released this film on a double bill with Hellcats of the Navy starring Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis.
During filming it was called "The Captives" (Elmore Leonard's original story title) and/or "The Tall Rider". Just prior to release someone (no one knows, or will say, who) changed the name to "The Tall T". No-one connected with the project knew what the title referred.
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National Film Registry

The Tall T

Released 1957
Inducted 2000
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Also directed by Budd Boetticher




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Also produced by Harry Joe Brown




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Also released in 1957




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