The Tall Target
The Tall Target (1951)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 1951
DVD Release Date: September 1, 2009
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker

... a film full of dynamic images and marvelous grace notes.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

As in Reign of Terror, Anthony Mann fashions a noir mini-masterpiece out of incongruous period reconstruction.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

For all its social relevance, The Tall Target is first and foremost a 50's drama, full of action, whiskey, and saucy characters.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Mann's strong direction keeps things taut, fast-paced, very well-detailed and nail-biting.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Tall Target," Detective Sergeant John Kennedy(Dick Powell) is convinced there will be an attempt on the life of… More