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The Tall Men Details


Clark Gable and Jane Russell star in this rugged widescreen western, exquisitely photographed by Leo Tover and directed by veteran action expert Raoul A. Walsh. Gable plays Ben Allison, who with his brother Clint (Raoul A. Walsh) journeys to Montana in search of gold. They come upon wealthy businessman Nathan Stark (Robert Ryan), whom they try to rob of $20,000. Instead, Stark talks Ben and Clint into becoming partners with him on a cattle drive to Montana. As the group travels to Texas, they come upon a party of settlers being attacked by Indians. They save the saucy Nella Turner (Jane Russell) and she joins with Ben, who has been made trail boss, and Clint on the cattle drive. Ben and Nella are attracted to each other but after an initial fling, Nella rejects him -- Ben just wants enough money to buy a small ranch and Nella won't settle for slim pickings. Arriving in Fort Worth, Nella takes up with Stark, whose desire to make as much money as possible coincides with Nella's money-hungry ambitions. But when, at Stark's insistence, she accompanies him on the final trek to Montana, the seething friction between Ben and Stark erupts as the drive heads into dangerous Indian country. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:September 22, 1955


Clark Gable
as Ben Allison
Jane Russell
as Nella Turner
Robert Ryan
as Nathan Stark
Cameron Mitchell
as Clint Allison
Harry Shannon
as Sam
Steven Darrell
as The Colonel
Will Wright
as Gus, the Bartender
Robert Adler
as Wrangler
Russell Simpson
as Immigrant Man
Gertrude Graner
as Emigrant
Dan White
as Hotel clerk
Argentina Brunetti
as Maria
Doris Kemper
as Mrs. Robbins
Carl Harbaugh
as Salesman
Post Park
as Stagecoach Driver
Gilda Fontana
as Spanish Girl
Frank Leyva
as Waiter
Tom Fadden
as Owner of Stable
Mae Marsh
as Emigrant
Gilda Fontana
as Spanish Girl
Frank Leyva
as Waiter
Tom Fadden
as Owner of Stable


Raoul Walsh
William Hawks
Clay Fisher
Book Author
Sydney Boehm
Leo Tover
Ken Darby
Victor Young
Musical Direction/Supervision
Victor Young
Composer (Music Score)
Mark-Lee Kirk
Art Director
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Walter Scott
Set Designer
William Travilla
Costume Designer