The Tall T

Synopsis: Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension builds over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta.
Director(s): Budd Boetticher
Production: Columbia Pictures
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Rotten Tomatoes:
78 min

I heard that.

Yeah, they building them

a depot down there.

I was sitting down there

talking to a fella the other day.

He says it won't be long,

you'll get on one of them trains

and just go lunkedy-plunk all the way to

Tucson without even stopping once.

Why, it'll be coming in here in Contention

before long.

When that day comes,

you can hire on at my place, Ed.

Well, I'll take you up on that.

Come on, join me in that drink.

Nothing I'd rather, but being a man of

property, there's things I gotta do.

- Well, what's more important than a drink?

- Well, for one thing, cherry striped candy.

See you, Ed.

- Candy?

- Rintoon!

Morning, Willard! Ma'am.

I understand you'll be driving

our stage this afternoon.

Well, I'll be driving one, but I didn't know

it was going to be yours.

I... That is, Mrs. Mims and I have hired

the coach to take us to Bisbee.

You going to have a whole Concord

for yourself?

Why don't you wait for the regular run?

It'll be by here at...

- Mrs. Mims?

- Doretta and I were married this morning.

We'll be ready to leave promptly at 3:00.

I trust you'll notify

Hatch & Hodges to that effect.

- And see to loading our luggage.

- You're trusting the wrong man.

I ain't doing no loading

and I ain't keeping up no schedule.

You can just trot yourself right down to

the company store and ask the dispatcher.

- You took yourself a fine woman.

- Rintoon,

when I pay for a coach,

I expect the service that goes with it.

You ain't half right, Willard,

seeing that you ain't the one that's paying.

I figured you'd want to keep

the few customers you got, Rintoon.

I can do without his

kind, if it was up to me.

Who is he, anyway?

Old man Gateway's son-in-law,

as of this morning.

Married into the richest copper claim

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Burt Kennedy

Burt Kennedy (September 3, 1922 – February 15, 2001) was an American screenwriter and director known mainly for directing Westerns. Budd Boetticher called him "the best Western writer ever." more…

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