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Tall Man Riding (1955)

Approved | | Western | 18 June 1955 (USA)
Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Joseph Hoffman (screenplay), Norman A. Fox (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Larry Madden
Dorothy Malone ... Corinna Ordway
Peggie Castle ... Reva
William Ching ... Rex Willard (as Bill Ching)
John Baragrey ... Cibo Pearlo
Robert Barrat ... Tucker Ordway
John Dehner ... Ames Luddington
Paul Richards ... The Peso Kid
Lane Chandler ... Hap Sutton
Mickey Simpson ... Deputy Jeff Barclay
Joe Bassett Joe Bassett ... Will
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Al - Pearlo's Palace Bartender
Russ Conway ... Marshal Jim Feathergill (as Russell Conway)
Mike Ragan ... Tom
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Storyline

Still seeking revenge against ranch owner Tuck Ordway for publicly whipping him years earlier and breaking up his relationship with Ordway's daughter, cowboy Larry Madden plans to oust Ordway from his ranch by having his claim to the land declared invalid. Ordway's daughter Corinna, believing Madden to be the cause of the family's recent misfortunes, is unaware that the local saloon owner also has designs upon the Ordway holdings. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Larry Madden was riding back and THE WORD SPREAD LIKE GUNFIRE! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Teufel im Sattel See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Jim Newton's biography "Eisenhower: The White House Years" Ike and Mamie, who frequently screened movies at the White House, closed out 1955 with friends and associates viewing this film on New Year's Eve. See more »

Goofs

In the Proclamation read by Marshal Jim Feathergill regarding the land owned by Tucker Ordway, he refers to the current Secretary of State as James J. Blaine, as that is what is signed at the bottom of the page. His middle initial is actually G. See more »

Quotes

Reva: Now what's this all about anyway?
Cibo Pearlo: [Referring to Larry] Sometimes I can't help but feel that in him you see all the things I'm not.
Reva: I never gave you any cause to think that.
Cibo Pearlo: No, you were too smart for that but not smart enough to realize he'd have nothing to do with your sort... but me... well, I always liked leftovers.
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Connections

Referenced in Joel King: Man with a Camera (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, He Looked Like He Might Buy Wine
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Heindorf
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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The tall S
24 March 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Offbeat western;I have often the impression that all those past events are perhaps more interesting than what happens in the present time;it is one of these movies which would have needed some flashbacks .It's all the more necessary since many things happened,concerning not only the principal.

Three scenes are particularly good: Randolph Scott entering his enemy's house when we see a portrait on a wall,showing a still young man with a whip;then the older man,with a whip;The duel in the dark place;the final race which shows more violence in four minutes than in all the rest of the movie.Dorothy Malone is at ease in westerns ("Colorado Territory" ,"Warlock") although she could be Randolph Scott's daughter.


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