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Tall Tales & Legends is a series created by Shelley Duvall, following her success with her first series, Faerie Tale Theatre. It ran from 1985-1987 on Showtime as well as The Disney Channel and comprised nine episodes, adapted from various American-based stories of bravery.

  1. Shelley Duvall


Series Cast

  1. Ed Begley Jr. as Ichabod Crane

    Ed Begley Jr.

    Ichabod Crane

    11 Episodes

  2. Martin Short as Johnny Appleseed

    Martin Short

    Johnny Appleseed

    11 Episodes

  3. Beverly D'Angelo as Katrina Van Tassel

    Beverly D'Angelo

    Katrina Van Tassel

    11 Episodes

  4. David Dukes as Levi

    David Dukes


    11 Episodes

  5. Barret Oliver as Hendrick Van Tassel

    Barret Oliver

    Hendrick Van Tassel

    11 Episodes

  6. Shelley Duvall as Self - Host / Clementine

    Shelley Duvall

    Self - Host / Clementine

    10 Episodes

  7. David McCharen as Enrique / Bart / Cowboy Pete / Van Der Meer

    David McCharen

    Enrique / Bart / Cowboy Pete / Van Der Meer

    10 Episodes

  8. Michael McKean as Mac Macintosh / Mr. Wallace

    Michael McKean

    Mac Macintosh / Mr. Wallace

    10 Episodes

  9. Lewis Arquette as George / Jimbo Smith / Narrator

    Lewis Arquette

    George / Jimbo Smith / Narrator

    10 Episodes

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Season 1

1985 | 10 Episodes

Tall Tales & Legends (also known as Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends) is an American folklore anthology television series of 9 episodes created by television and film actress Shelley Duvall, who also served as Executive Producer and narrator. It ran from 1985–1987 on Showtime as well as The Disney Channel. It adapted various American-based folk tales and stories of bravery. The series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Episode 1: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Directed by Edd Griles) Episode 2: Annie Oakley (Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) Episode 3: Pecos Bill (Directed by Howard Storm) Episode 4: Casey at the Bat (Directed by David Steinberg) Episode 5: Darlin' Clementine (Directed by Jerry London) Episode 6: Johnny Appleseed (Directed by Christopher Guest) Episode 7: Ponce de Leon (Directed by Sheldon Larry) Episode 8: John Henry (Directed by Ray Danton) Episode 9: Davy Crockett (Directed by David Grossman)

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Tall Tales & Legends


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Original Language English


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