How tall was John Dall

John Dall's Height

6ft 1in (185 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films such as Rope, The Corn is Green, Gun Crazy, Spartacus and The Man Who Cheated Himself. He was described during his career as both 6ft 1 and 6ft.

How tall was John Dall
Dall in Rope

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Average Guess (1 Votes)
6ft 1in
Arch Stanton said on 3/Aug/16
@Tom, Stewart was easily 6'3 peak, but for some reason in Rope looked his shortest in his career and oddly more like 6'2 in it in some scenes. Can't explain it, and you're spot on that in some scenes he could look barely an inch taller than Dall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Aug/16
There is no way that this guy could be taller than Granger
Tom said on 28/May/16
Just watched Rope again. At times Stewart looks barely an inch taller than Dall, but occasionally it looks more like two inches. Dall's definitely a couple of inches taller than Granger. As Hollywood likes to add on a bit, I doubt Stewart was the full 6'3 and I'd put Granger at 5'11 max. Dall somewhere in between.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Mar/16
He definitely cleared 6ft but there's a possibility he may have been a fraction shy of 6ft1
Sam said on 14/Mar/16
I think that 6'3.25" is quite probable for Stewart. Unlike Rob, I haven't seen Rope in years so I don't recall as well how Dall stacked up. I think in some stills such as with Fredric March and Edmond O'Brien, Dall seems only a tad over a couple inches taller which puts him more around a strong six foot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Mar/16
Rob, maybe a fraction over 6ft3 for Stewart is still up for debate?


Jimmy looks about 6ft4 in that photo if Dall was 6ft1 or therabouts.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Mar/16
Farley Granger still doesn't have a page, from Rope, Strangers on a Train, The Purple Heart and The Naked Street.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Mar/16
I requested Dall about a year-18 months ago I think and I said then he really looked a genuine 6'1", taller than the 6' often given.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Mar/16
@Rob, you watched Rope, that was the film I thought Jimmy Stewart looked his lowest in! He could oddly just look 6 ft 2 range in that film, his posture in it was really poor though. Please watch some of Stewart's films from 1937-1941 period including that one with Pidgeon. Stewart claimed both 6'3.5 and 6'3", and the namesake in Harvey was 6'3.5, based on his own height. I think 6'3.25 peak for Stewart is fair, about 1.5 inches shorter than Rock Hudson who I think was 195.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Mar/16
Rob, could 184cm be closer since he got described as 6ft and 6ft1?

He looked no less than 2in shorter than Jimmy Stewart
Editor Rob: I've only recently seen him in Rope so don't know what he was like in other films, but I did think near 6ft 1 was possible with Stewart, more than 184cm...but then Jimmy at times wasn't at his tallest in that film.
Gonzalo said on 9/Mar/16
He looked tall next to James Stewart in Rope, about two inches shorter. 1`85 for him sounds reasonable
Sam said on 8/Mar/16
As an aside, from a purely physical standpoint I always thought he suggested Stewart's somewhat wayward cousin or nephew. Wasn't aware he was gay, which gives an interesting subtext to that homoerotic film since both he and Granger were forced to be "in the closet" at that time. Dall's best performance though I think was in Gun Crazy.
Sam said on 8/Mar/16
Good addition, think I suggested him a while back. I think he can look a tad under the full 6'1" at times though, I think pretty near 3 inches under Jimmy Stewart in some parts of Rope.
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Also here standing on the same steps as John Gavin and Charles Laughton.
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walking with Ann Blyth, Fredric March and Edmond O'Brien:
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To me the photos suggest more of a 6'0.25"-6'0.5" guy.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Mar/16
Nice one, requested him a while back. Did look a full 6'1 with Stewart,
Sam said on 7/Mar/16
Good addition, think I requested a while back.

Dall w/ Jimmy Stewart & Farley Granger: Click Here
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w/ Fredric March, Ann Blyth & Edmond O'Brien: Click Here
standing on same steps as John Gavin and Charles Laughton: Click Here

Could be more 6'0.5" range at times, anywhere in that 6'0"-6'1" but maybe not always the full 6'1".
Editor Rob: in Rope I think he could pull off near 185 with Stewart

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