The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

 |  Western  |  17 October 1926 (USA)
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Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Tony the Horse ...
Tony, Tom's Horse (as Tony the Wonder Horse)
Dorothy Dwan ...
Madge Cullen
Will Walling ...
Eugene Cullen (as William Walling)
Harry Gripp ...
DeLuxe Harry (as Harry Grippe)
Carl Miller ...
Burton Holt
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Bill Tolfree (as Edward Piel)
Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry ...
Snowball (as Curtis McHenry)


Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him bring in the gang he enlists the help of the hobo DeLuxe Harry. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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The Foremost Western Thriller of the Greatest Western Star







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17 October 1926 (USA)  »

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Räuber der Königsschlucht  »

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In July 1926, silent film star Tom Mix arrived by train in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, for the shooting. He was accompanied by his family, 55 cast and crew members and 22 horses, including Tony the Horse, who was just as popular as his human counterpart. Two Pullman cars and two special baggage cars conveyed Mix's company and equipment. See more »


Tom Gordon: Don't be alarmed Miss Cullen, I'm just a young bandit trying to get along.
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If you love westerns you have to see this
3 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Contrary to the IMDb rating and its reputation, this movie is very good. If you are a fan of westerns but are tired of all the talking and waiting, of endless meaningful glances and a meditative rhythm and you want some ACTION, get this film! This is one of the best action films of all time, with some exemplary stunt work. The storyline is easy to follow, but without any plot holes as has become a standard nowadays. Tom Mix is a great Cowboy and fits the character he is portraying wonderfully. Don't get me wrong, I love Douglas Fairbanks, and admire his artistry, but besides his greater charm, he is nowhere as good as Tom Mix in this film. This is meant as an invitation to all Fairbanks' fans, because this will be exactly their kind of film. At 53 minutes, the film never drags and does what it set out to do almost perfectly. If only more films where this modest.

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