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The Tall Men Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan, Cameron Mitchell

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Directed by Raoul Walsh in 1955. Ben and Clint Allison arrive in Montana territory without any money left. They decide then to rob the saloon owner Nathan Stark who offers then them a deal. If they help him guiding 5000 cows from Texas to Montana, he will share with the brothers half of the profit of the operation. Both agree and they head south. A few dozen miles further, they save the life of Nella Turner, a gold prospector who falls in love with Ben Allison. But the young woman doesn't share Ben's dream to buy a ranch in Texas with his future benefit and decides to stick with Nathan Stark who, more ambitious, promises to Nella the whole Montana territory.
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In Texas, Nathan buys the cows and Ben hires the cattlemen who are all close friends of him. In Kansas, Ben and his men manage to push back an attack of cattle robbers. While tension is growing between Nathan Stark and Clint Allison, Ben and Nella hardly speak together. Further, the trail has been closed by the army because of the Sioux Oglalas who are at war. Nevertheless, Ben decides to go on with the herd. Clint is soon killed by the Indians.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   cattle rustling

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas    -   West Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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