Tall Tales and Legends

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  • 1985
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (140)

Tall Tales and Legends takes you back into history with storylines that include the bravest of American legends. Written by Shelley Duvall, the series is compromised of nine episodes that will bring you back to a time when folklore and history went hand in hand and the lines that separate the two were greatly blurred. Each episode strives to capture the imagination and spirit of American history, be it fact or fiction, and leave that decision up to the viewer. With extraordinary costumes and realistic, extravagant sets; the stories that have been told for centuries come alive on screen. Amongst the folk stories in history the legends showcased are The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Pecos Bill, Casey at Bat, Darlin' Clementine, Johnny Appleseed, Ponce De Leon, John Henry, Davy Crockett, and Annie Oakley. Episodes feature well known actors and actresses such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny Glover and Elliot Gould.

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Annie Oakley
9. Annie Oakley
January 2, 1987
Annie joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and becomes one of the most celebrated performers of all time.
Davy Crockett
8. Davy Crockett
December 18, 1986
On the wild frontier, Davy Crockett earned a reputation for bravery and courage and proves that anything is possible.
John Henry
7. John Henry
December 1, 1986
"On the night John Henry was born, lightning bolts shaped like nine-pound hammers, filled the sky," and from that day on, John Henry was known as the extraordinary boy who bacame an extraordinary man.
Ponce De Leon
6. Ponce De Leon
November 16, 1986
The search for youth has never been so much fun as Ponce teams up with Lucy, the Lady Pirate, in the ultimate adventure.
Johnny Appleseed
5. Johnny Appleseed
October 31, 1986
Johnny Appleseed travels across the land with a cooking pot on his head and his pockets filled with apple seeds and shows that there's nothing wrong with being different.
Darlin' Clementine
4. Darlin' Clementine
February 8, 1986
Clementine, a lonely frontierswoman, takes care of everyone until her selfish father learns a valuable lesson.
Casey at the Bat
3. Casey at the Bat
January 3, 1986
Casey Frank, a down-on-his-luck baseball player, follows his dreams to become the biggest star in the game
Pecos Bill
2. Pecos Bill
January 1, 1986
When Pecos Bill's rowdy behaviors get him run out of town, he heads for Mexico and saves the state of Texas from drought
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
September 25, 1985
Ichabod Crane is a superstitious new schoolmaster who finds himslef competing for the heart of Katrina and comes face-to-face with Sleepy Hollow's most famous resident, The Headless Horseman.
Tall Tales & Legends
Tall Tales & Legends

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Tall Tales and Legends takes you back into history with storylines that include the bravest of American legends. Written by Shelley Duvall, the series is compromised of nine episodes that will bring you back to a time when folklore and history went hand in hand and the lines that separate the two were greatly blurred.

Each episode strives to capture the imagination and spirit of American history, be it fact or fiction, and leave that decision up to the viewer. With extraordinary costumes and realistic, extravagant sets; the stories that have been told for centuries come alive on screen.

Amongst the folk stories in history the legends showcased are The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Pecos Bill, Casey at Bat, Darlin' Clementine, Johnny Appleseed, Ponce De Leon, John Henry, Davy Crockett, and Annie Oakley. Episodes feature well known actors and actresses such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny Glover and Elliot Gould.

  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 1985
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (140)