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The Tall T
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NR,1hr 17min
January 1, 1957
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Synopsis: Perhaps the grittiest and grimmest of the Randolph Scott-Budd Boetticher collaborations, The Tall T was adapted by Burt Kennedy from the Elmore Leonard short story The Captive. Scott plays a former ranch foreman who, along with newlyweds Maureen O'Sullivan and John Hubbard, is held hostage at a deserted stagecoach station by ruthless bandit Richard Boone and his henchmen Henry Silva and Skip Homeier. Since we already know that Boone has no qualms about killing a freckle-faced 10 year old boy, we ... Full Synopsis
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Adapted from a story by Elmore Leonard, this may be the best of Boetticher's cult Westerns of the '50s. Like the others, it's a lean, laconic tale of grace under pressure, whose minimal budget allowed the director a measure of stylistic freedom. As always, a leathery Randolph Scott embodies Boetticher's vision of the weary loner who must now depend more on nerve than muscle in negotiating the hazards ... Read Review
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