The Tall Target

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A New York City detective, traveling by train between New York and Baltimore, tries to foil an on-board plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln before he reaches Baltimore to give a major pre-Inauguration speech in 1861.

A New York City detective, traveling by train between New York and Baltimore, tries to foil an on-board plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln before he reaches Baltimore to give a major pre-Inauguration speech in 1861.

Original Release

08/17/1951

US Release

08/17/1951

Cast

Dick Powell John Kennedy
Paula Raymond Ginny Beaufort
Adolphe Menjou Colonel Caleb Jeffers / Caleb Jeffers
Marshall Thompson Lance Beaufort
Ruby Dee Rachel - Slave Maid / Rachel
Richard Rober Lt. Coulter
Leif Erickson Stranger
Will Geer Homer Crowley - Train Conductor / Homer Crowley
Florence Bates Mrs. Charlotte Alsop
Regis Toomey Insp. Tim Reilly
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Anthony Mann

Writers

George Worthing Yates, Art Cohn, Daniel Mainwaring

Cast

Dick Powell John Kennedy
Paula Raymond Ginny Beaufort
Adolphe Menjou Colonel Caleb Jeffers / Caleb Jeffers
Marshall Thompson Lance Beaufort
Ruby Dee Rachel - Slave Maid / Rachel
Richard Rober Lt. Coulter
Leif Erickson Stranger
Will Geer Homer Crowley - Train Conductor / Homer Crowley
Florence Bates Mrs. Charlotte Alsop
Regis Toomey Insp. Tim Reilly
Victor Kilian John K. Gannon - Flyer Express Engineer
James Harrison Allan Pinkerton
Peter Brocco Fernandina
Bert Roach Politician
Frank Sully Telegram Messenger
Erville Alderson Minister - Passenger in Club Car
George Bunny Hawker
John Butler Miller - Drummer in Ticket Line
John Call Clerk
Ken Christy Detective

Producers

Editors

Newell P. Kimlin

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