Mike’s Picks: ‘The Tall Men’ and ‘There’s Always Tomorrow’

The Tall Men

Available via ScreenArchives.com
Twilight Time, Western, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan, Cameron Mitchell.
1955.
A substantial hit in its day that made Clark Gable give a damn because he took a percentage deal against his already meaty salary, The Tall Men is a combination cattle drive drama/wagon train epic with a long stop-off in San Antonio.
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There’s Always Tomorrow (Demain est un autre jour)

All-Region French Import
Elephant, Drama, $39.99 Blu-ray/DVD, NR.
Stars Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett.
1955.
Douglas Sirk’s There’s Always Tomorrow had been previously filmed under the same title in the 1930s, but it couldn’t have offered the same trenchant observations of what at times can be maddeningly rigid suburbia that distinguish one of the most unjustly overlooked and certainly underrated Hollywood movies of its decade.
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