Walking Tall (1973)

Original U.S. Lobby Card
11" x 14"
Condition: Good, Fair, Never Folded

Condition Note: Condition: Fair to Good. (Card 8) Some edge wear, scuffing and some staining throughout, pinholes in all corners sections and bottom middle section, large tear on bottom middle border, single-sided, stored flat

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SKU: FFF-40421 Category: Movie Released: 1973 Decade: 1970s

Storyline

A surprise hit when it premiered, Walking Tall carried the theme of one man standing up for his sense of right and wrong. Selmer, a small town in southwest Tennessee, served as the authentic background for the bio-pic of the heroic southern Sheriff. Joe Don Baker did an admirable job with the role, and the hugely violent film was a surprise hit. Former Sheriff Pusser himself was set to potray himself in the sequel, but he died in a car crash as he as returning from his contract signing in California. The sequel was filmed using Swedish actor Bo Swensen, and a Final Chapter three quell told of Pussers’ demise. While the Walking Tall franchise will never be on any list of Classic Film, the original is a great slice of Americana, Circa ’70s. It made Bakers’ career and perhaps kicked the ‘southsploutation’ genre of that decade into gear.

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