The Tall Target is a 1951 crime film starring Dick Powell as a police sergeant who tries to stop the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at a train stop as Lincoln travels to his inauguration. It is based on the alleged Baltimore Plot. New York Police Sergeant John Kennedy once guarded Abraham Lincoln for 48 hours while he was campaigning for President of the United States, and came away deeply impressed by the man. Kennedy has infiltrated a cabal and discovered that an assassination attempt will be made as the president-elect makes his way by train via Baltimore to Washington, DC. His boss,...
|Release date:||August 17, 1951|
|Directed by:||Anthony Mann|
|Editor:||Newell P. Kimlin|
|Screenplay by:||George Worthing Yates, Art Cohn|
|Genre:||Thriller, Adventure Film|