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Movie Quote of the Day – Tall Story, 1960 (dir. Joshua Logan)


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June Ryder: I remember reading about elephants once.
Ray Blent: Yeah?
June Ryder: Did you know that elephants only mate once every seven years?
Ray Blent: Sure. But there are some that. . .that manage once every six years.
June Ryder: Nymphomaniacs.

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From The Warner Archive: Tall Story, 1960 (dir. Joshua Logan)


I am a big fan of Joshua Logan’s Picnic, Bus StopSayonara and Paint Your Wagon (and Mister Roberts, which he took over when John Ford became ill; though I must say I did not really like Fanny), so when I heard the Warner Archive was releasing a remastered copy of 1960’s Tall Story (a film I’d been trying to see or ages) I was overjoyed. While the title sequence is still a little grainy, the rest of the remaster is wonderful and crisp. Nothing makes me happier than crisp black and white cinematography and this remaster does justice to Ellsworth Fredericks‘ excellent work.

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