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Tall Man Riding (1955)

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


Lesley Selander


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




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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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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Did You Know?


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 »


When Madden shoots one of the henchmen, he grabs his right arm. Shortly later, he is grabbing his left arm. See more »


Cibo Pearlo: [referring to Larry] Anyway, watch yourself. He's gonna be gunnin' for you.
The Peso Kid: You know, he should be careful. Someday he's liable to catch me.
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Referenced in Joel King: Man with a Camera (2015) See more »


Oh, He Looked Like He Might Buy Wine
Music by Ray Heindorf
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Average Studio B-Western
25 August 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

In Tall Man Riding, an uncharacteristically belligerent Randolph Scott returns to his home to ruin and possibly kill the wealthy rancher who bull-whipped him and run him out of town years earlier, only to get in the middle of a deadly feud.

The first half of the film lacks action but it's saved by an interesting second half. Highlights include a rowdy fistfight in the Sheriff's office, another fight inside a stagecoach, and a blind gun battle inside a pitch black room.

Like all studio B-pictures, Tall Man Riding is fun, looks great and has good action sequences but doesn't have a very memorable script. However, Randolph Scott is much more macho and blustery than usual, making this a bit more unusual.

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Release Date:

18 June 1955 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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