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Tall Story (1960) Poster

(1960)

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This was Robert Redford's film debut.
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In Miss Representation (2011), Jane Fonda states that director Joshua Logan asked her to wear falsies and to have her back teeth pulled out for this film.
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This was Jane Fonda's film debut, for which she received star billing.
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This was Van Williams's film debut.
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Marc Connelly was nominated for the 1959 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actor in a Drama for "Tall Story" as Professor Charles Osman.
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Warren Beatty was considered for the role of Ray Blent, but Warner Bros. wanted a "name" to co-star with Fonda and wasn't willing to risk the project on the shoulders of two unknowns.
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The original stage production of "Tall Story" by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse opened at the Belasco Theater in New York on January 29, 1959 and ran for 108 performances.
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Prior to release the title was briefly changed to "The Way The Ball Bounces" before reverting back to "Tall Story", the name of the play on which it was based.
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