The Tall Men

Film, Action and adventure
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An unpretentious but masterly trail-drive epic, one of the purest and simplest examples of the effortless professionalism of Walsh and his collaborators (including co-writer Frank Nugent, John Ford's son-in-law and writer-in-chief), and almost incidentally a sustained exploration of the Western landscape and the place of the stock characters within it. Gable pushes the herd and his own horizons westward through disaster and peril; though the film is probably best remembered by some for Jane Russell's bath scene, frontier-style.

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Release details

Duration: 122 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Raoul Walsh
Screenwriter: Sydney Boehm, Frank S Nugent
Cast: Clark Gable
Jane Russell
Robert Ryan
Cameron Mitchell
Juan Garcia
Harry Shannon
Emile Meyer
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