Tall Tales & Legends

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Tall Tales & Legends
Also known as Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends
Created by Shelley Duvall
Presented by Shelley Duvall
Starring Various
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 9
Executive producer(s) Shelley Duvall
Running time 60 minutes
Original network Showtime
Original release September 25, 1985 – January 2, 1987
Preceded by Faerie Tale Theatre
Followed by Nightmare Classics

Tall Tales & Legends (also known as Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends) is an American anthology series created by actress Shelley Duvall, and produced by Fred Fuchs, following her success with her first anthology series, Faerie Tale Theatre. It ran from 19851987 on Showtime as well as The Disney Channel and comprised nine episodes, adapted from various American-based folk tales and stories of bravery. The series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. It itself was followed up by a four-part anthology series, titled Nightmare Classics.


  1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow[1]
  2. Pecos Bill[2]
  3. Casey at Bat[3]
  4. Darlin' Clementine[4]
  5. Johnny Appleseed[5]
  6. Ponce De Leon[6]
  7. John Henry[7]
  8. Davy Crockett[8]
  9. Annie Oakley[9]

Home media[edit]

Several episodes were issued on VHS by CBS/Fox Video in the 1980s. Lyrick Studios made it a nine video series on VHS in 1998. Koch Entertainment issued the entire series on DVD in 2005. The episodes were available as separate DVDs or together as a nine-disc box set. The complete series was issued again, this time in a three-DVD set, by E1 Entertainment in 2009.


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