The Tall T
The Tall T is a 1957 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, and Maureen O'Sullivan. Adapted by Burt Kennedy from the 1955 short story "The Captives" by Elmore Leonard, the film is about an independent former ranch foreman who is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by three ruthless outlaws. In 2000, The Tall T was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Passing a stagecoach way station on his journey into town, Pat Brennan agrees to return with some store bought candy for the friendly station manager's young son. At a ranch where he once worked, Brennan tries to buy a bull, but is talked into riding one. If he wins, he gets the bull. If he loses he has to give up his horse. Brennan loses, and is forced to walk home, carrying his saddle.
|award||National Film Registry|
|keywords||first time forced to kill gamble id kill lonely woman married newlywed pass ransom note rid ride along stagecoach stagecoach driver take advantage walk way station wedding night|
|musicBy||Heinz Eric Roemheld|
|producer||Harry Joe Brown|
|productionCompany||Producers-Actors Corporation Scott-Brown Productions|