Tall Story

Overview

In this romantic comedy, a young basketball star proposes to a tall and intelligent coed while attending Custer College. She accepts, and he begins to worry about how they will get the money they need to survive. He then finds himself tempted to take a gambler's bribe and throw the game during an upcoming match with a Russian team. The weight of his decision affects his studies, causing him to fail a major test. As a result, he nearly misses the big game. Jane Fonda made her ...
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Overview

In this romantic comedy, a young basketball star proposes to a tall and intelligent coed while attending Custer College. She accepts, and he begins to worry about how they will get the money they need to survive. He then finds himself tempted to take a gambler's bribe and throw the game during an upcoming match with a Russian team. The weight of his decision affects his studies, causing him to fail a major test. As a result, he nearly misses the big game. Jane Fonda made her debut in this film.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Those who know Jane Fonda only from films such as Julia or Klute will be surprised by her performance in her debut film, Tall Story. Playing a woman attending college for no purpose other than to get her MRS degree, she is the antithesis of the independent liberated woman with which she is commonly identified. It's a love of a performance, and it goes a long way to making this Doris Day-ish piece of romantic comedy fluff enjoyable. Anthony Perkins also helps matters tremendously with a charming performance that emphasizes his endearing, boyish qualities and allows him to have quite a bit of fun along the way. Unfortunately, all their youthful talent and eagerness can't disguise the fact that Tall Story has a terribly weak screenplay, filled with stock characters and situations and a plot that feels cribbed from numerous sources. Joshua Logan's stolid and formuliac direction does not appreciably help matters, but the stars -- and the solid supporting cast -- do manage to make this a moderately enjoyable trifle.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/2012
  • UPC: 883316448861
  • Original Release: 1960
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,457

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Fonda June Ryder
Anthony Perkins Ray Blent
Marc Connelly Charles Osman
Ray Walston Leo Sullivan
Anne Jackson Myra Sullivan
Murray Hamilton Coach Hardy
Bart Burns D.A. Davis
Karl Lukas First D.A. Man
Elizabeth Patterson Connie
Barbara Darrow Frieda Jensen
Tom Laughlin Fred Jensen
Gary Lockwood
Bobby Patterson
Philip Phillips
Ruth Robinson
Robert Wright President Nagel
Van Williams
Technical Credits
Joshua Logan Director, Producer
Philip W. Anderson Editor
Julius J. Epstein Screenwriter
Ellsworth Fredericks Cinematographer
Dory Langdon Songwriter
Shelly Manne Songwriter
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Kay Nelson Costumes/Costume Designer
André Previn Songwriter
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