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The Tall Target(1951)


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1861John Kennedy(Dick Powell)a detective working for the police gets a tip on an assignation plot on newly elected Abraham Lincoln.John tells the police who laugh him off.He decides to go at it alone.

John finds that the plot is to take place in Baltimore where Lincoln is to give a speech..He gets a train going to Baltimore and finds an assorted group of characters.He meets Ginny Beaufort(Paula Raymond)owner of a southern plantation,her brother LT Lance Beaufort(Marshall Thompson)and their friend Rachell(Ruby Dee)

John also meets a shifty,not to be trusted Col Caleb Jeffers(Adolph Menjou)

The ending will knock you out.

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