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"Tall Man" benefited from strong and varied scripts (unlike "The Rifleman" which far too often depended on the bad guy stranger coming into town) and crisp editing that keeps the action steady but never rushed.
Hopefully there will be other DVD releases for this series because this is not an especially strong selection of epiosdes. Fans of Barry Sullivan (Sheriff Pat Garrett) should search for a mid-1950s series he starred in called "The Man Called X" in which he played a U.S. Treasury Agent. Sullivan also had a memorable guest star role in an episode of the Lloyd Bridges mid-60s one season western "The Loner" and is in one episode of the mid-1970s David Janssen private eye series "Harry O."
If an almost 80-year-old Clint Walker can be included in a bonus interview on the "Cheyenne" DVD, so should the very much still alive Clu Gulager be a part of this DVD.
"Tall Man" had the ability to be humorous at times and if you enjoy that aspect please consider James Garner's late 1950s version of "Maverick."
The casts are small and scripts simple, but these are great to watch if you love old 60's westerns or are a Clu Gulager fan!!!!!
This is just one of the innumerable versions of the life of William Bonney d/b/a Billy the Kid, a famed New Mexico outlaw of the 1870's. The young outlaw was captured sometime after the Lincoln County wars by Sheriff Pat Garrett. Bonney escaped from jail (killing two deputies in the process) and was tracked down and killed by Garrett.
"The Tall Man" changes history a bit and has Bonney going straight after his initial capture. The series title is a reference to Garrett (played by Barry Sullivan), his real nickname, a tribute to his excellent law enforcement record.
Bonney is played by Clu Gulager (who later played Sheriff Ryker on "The Virginian"). The Garrett-Bonney relationship is portrayed here as a kind of big brother-little brother thing. Harmless fun.
Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.
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I have always enjoyed Clu and don't find him in enough shows. Loved him on The Virginian and only just discovered The Tall Man. His acting is especially good in this series..Published on July 20, 2013 by Marianne
This is not similar to some other western shows of the 60s. It has more drama and more human element into it.
Good acting by both stars.
Classic western The tall man digitally remastered on DVD. My dad is a huge western's fan and this classic series was a huge hit with him for his birthday. Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by badassfrog
Having been a fan of westerns since I was about 3,(1 year before HGWT) I have watched most westerns from the 50's & 60's. Even the ones I missed as a kid. Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by Michael Long
Worth every penny to me. Can't beat the old westerns, and the stars of this one were fun to watch. I agree with another reviewer that Clu Gulager should have been interviewed for... Read morePublished on July 9, 2009 by J. Ford
This is a single disc release of the 1960-62 TV western series that starred Barry Sullivan as Pat Garrett and Clu Gulager as Billy the Kid. Read morePublished on August 6, 2008 by Robert Huggins