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Tall Story (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sport | 6 April 1960 (USA)
A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

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A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

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BOBBY DARIN sings the title song! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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6 April 1960 (USA)  »

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The Way the Ball Bounces  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Marc Connelly was nominated for the 1959 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actor in a Drama for "Tall Story" as Professor Charles Osman. See more »

Goofs

Right before question #6 of the oral make up exam, there is a short shot of the basketball action and the score shows 32-32 with 50 seconds on the clock. Yet prior to that, the half ended with the score 41-33. See more »

Quotes

June Ryder: I remember reading about elephants once. Did you know that elephants mate only once every seven years?
Ray Blent: [nervously] Sure... but there are some that... manage once every six years.
June Ryder: [ponders for a moment] Nymphomaniacs.
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #11.10 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Tall Story
Music by André Previn and Shelly Manne
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Sung by Bobby Darin
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Enjoyable and Humorous
23 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised to find this playing one morning on TCM. I didn't know anything about the film before, so I was completely unprepared for what turned out to be a truly delightful comedy. At first I thought the movie was serious, then it started turning sillier and sillier. Anthony Perkins and Jane Fonda do a great job. This was a perfect vehicle for Fonda to launch her acting career. And I must admit I agree with her - she does have quite beautiful legs, and I feel fortunate that we are treated to seeing them in her cute little cheerleader outfit.

This movie is entertaining and I recommend viewing it on a lazy afternoon one day, it is much better than watching re-runs of Gilligans Island.


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