Tall In The Saddle (1944)

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    • Tall In The Saddle (1944)




      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas


      Plot Summary
      When a stranger arrives in a western town he finds that the rancher
      who sent for him has been murdered. Further, most of the townsfolk seem
      to be at each other's throats, and the newcomer has soon run contrariwise to most of them.

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Rocklin
      Ella Raines .... Arleta 'Arly' Harolday
      Ward Bond .... 'Judge' Robert Garvey
      George 'Gabby' Hayes .... Dave
      Audrey Long .... Clara Cardell
      Elisabeth Risdon .... Miss Elizabeth Martin
      Donald Douglas .... Harolday (as Don Douglas)
      Paul Fix .... Bob Clews
      Russell Wade .... Clint Harolday
      Emory Parnell .... Sheriff Jackson
      Raymond Hatton .... Zeke
      Harry Woods .... George Clews
      Erville Alderson .... Wells Fargo Clerk (uncredited)
      Walter Baldwin .... Stan (depot master) (uncredited)
      Hank Bell .... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
      Clem Bevans .... Card game spectator (uncredited)
      Wheaton Chambers .... Ab Jenkins (uncredited)
      George Chandler .... Saddle Maker (uncredited)
      Victor Cox .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Frank Darien .... Train Station Master (uncredited)
      William Desmond .... Town Citizen (uncredited)
      Russell Hopton .... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
      Ben Johnson .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Cy Kendall .... Cap, Bartender (uncredited)
      Sam McDaniel .... Servant (uncredited)
      Robert McKenzie .... Doc Riding (uncredited)
      Frank Orth .... 'Shorty' Davis (uncredited)
      Frank Puglia .... Talo (uncredited)
      Russell Simpson .... Pat Foster (uncredited)
      Tom Smith .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Eddy Waller .... Santa Inez Depot Master (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Gordon Ray Young (story)
      Michael Hogan (screenplay) and
      Paul Fix (screenplay) (as Paul P. Fix)

      Original Music
      Roy Webb

      Robert De Grasse (director of photography) (as Robert de Grasse)

      Fred Graham .... stunt double: John Wayne and Harry Woods (uncredited)
      Ben Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
      Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)

      This was the first John Wayne film to be shown on American network television.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations

      Agoura Ranch, Agoura, California, USA
      Lake Sherwood, California, USA
      RKO Encino Ranch, Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA
      RKO Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Sedona, Arizona, USA

      Previous discussion:-
      Tall In The Saddle

      Watch the Trailer:-

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Tall in the Saddle is a 1944 Western film starring John Wayne as a misogynist cowboy
      and Ella Raines as his feisty lady-rancher love interest.
      It is the only movie pairing of Wayne and Raines.
      The screenplay was co-written by actor Paul Fix and the film was directed by Edwin L. Marin.

      I agree with Vera and Chester,
      this is a superb film.
      The chemistry between Duke and Ella Raines, was good,
      and Gabby Hayes, just added, to the sheer enjoyment of this film!
      The acting and storyline was sharp, and with a script
      written by Duke's lifelong friend, Paul Fix (See Pals in the Saddle, thread)
      The film was Wayne's second of a six-picture contract with RKO
      This was the first film that Duke worked with producer
      Robert Fellows, which was to go on, to be Batjac.
      From now on Duke wanted to be in control.

      User Review
      My favorite John Wayne western
      3 September 2001 | by the_old_roman (Leonia, NJ)

      Fast-moving, well-acted, and impeccably directed,
      this is my favorite John Wayne western of all-time although the Quiet Man
      is my favorite John Wayne movie. The plot is intelligent; the dialogue is crisp;
      the supporting characters are fascinating; and the chemistry
      between Wayne and Ella Raines is magnificent.

      Well worth watching
      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 5 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • One of the interesting things about this film is that Ward Bond is cast against type, in that he is the bad guy, whereas he is usually a buddy to John Wayne's character.

      We really get a charge out of the wild stage coach ride with Gabby Hayes (you just gotta love that guy!) with John Wayne hangin' on for dear life and grabbing Gabby a couple of times, to keep him from flying off the driver's seat.

      A top notch movie!

      Chester :newyear:
    • Memorable Quotes

      from Tall in the Saddle (1944)
      (from IMDb)

      Miss Elizabeth Martin: I saw you hit that poor man!
      Rocklin: Yes, ma'am, just as hard as I could.

      Now there are some of the memorable quotes from me, as I think this movie is great and has some pretty good one-liners -

      one used by falc04 in the "Guess the Quote" game -

      Rocklin: Touch that gun and I'll kill ya!

      Here's another one of our favorites -

      Rocklin: Lady, I'd rather walk for somebody else than ride for you.

      That's all for now . . . :D .

      Chester :newyear:
    • Originally posted by arthurarnell@Jan 27 2006, 08:51 PM

      Its difficult to catagorizethe female stars who played opposite John Wayne but Ella Raines, Gail Russell and Joanne Dru should be in the top four with Maureen O'Hara

      And Claire Trevor
    • Hi,
      Whilst compiling the reviews, it has reminded me, of some of Duke's earlier female co-stars.
      I have noticed for example, the chemistry he had,
      with Sheila Terry, Ruth Hall,Verna Hillie, Marion Burns, Sheila Mannors
      who were with him,in those earlier oaters.
      Another love interests, he had the hots for, in the films and real life,
      were Marlene Deitrich, Sigrid Gurie
      These, all brought the twinkle into Duke's eyes!!
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Hi,
      I have been researching all the threads, back to the start of the JWMB,
      looking for previous discussion, relating to this movie.
      I have found the following, comments, and have copied them here,
      so that they are now under one forum:-

      If you are interested, please click on the link:-

      Tall in the Saddle, What a Movie!
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Deep Discount DVD has this film as part of the John Wayne Legendary Heroes Collection, combined with The Train Robbers, or individually, and they also offer two movie posters.

      Amazon has it in DVD, VHS, and a book with the title Tall in the Saddle: Great Lines from Classic Westerns. I don't know if the book has any relation to the movie besides the title, but there was a good deal ($0.66 plus $3.49 shipping), so we ordered it and will let you know how it turned out.

      Chester :newyear:

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