The Tall Target
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This historical thriller is set shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was elected and centers upon a bodyguard who learns of a plot to assassinate him. He tries to tell his superiors, but they scoff at the notion. This causes the bodyguard to quit and launch his own investigation.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... a film full of dynamic images and marvelous grace notes."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"As in Reign of Terror, Anthony Mann fashions a noir mini-masterpiece out of incongruous period reconstruction."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"For all its social relevance, The Tall Target is first and foremost a 50's drama, full of action, whiskey, and saucy characters."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Mann's strong direction keeps things taut, fast-paced, very well-detailed and nail-biting."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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