Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

The Tall T Overview:

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.

BlogHub Articles:

The Tall Target (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 20, 2019 From 4 Star Films

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 can̵... Read full article


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


See all The Tall T articles

Quotes from

Doretta Mims: [sobbing after the ordeal is over]
Pat Brennan: Come on now. It's gonna be a nice day.


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?


[last lines]
[Pat, to the weeping Doretta, after he has killed three murderous kidnappers]
Pat Brennan: Come on, now. It's gonna be a nice day.


read more quotes from The Tall T...

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.
read more facts about The Tall T...
Share this page:
National Film Registry

The Tall T

Released 1957
Inducted 2000
(Sound)




See All Films in National Registry >>
Also directed by Budd Boetticher




More about Budd Boetticher >>
Also produced by Harry Joe Brown




More about Harry Joe Brown >>
Also released in 1957




See All 1957 films >>
error