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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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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)
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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 bring in the gang he enlists the help of the hobo DeLuxe Harry. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The Foremost Western Thriller of the Greatest Western Star

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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 »

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Title card: Tom Gordon - Dropped down from the rim of the world - a stranger - asking no questions - giving no answers.
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Tom & Tony to the Rescue
22 April 2008 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Cullen, president of the K & A railroad, is at a loss to stop the robberies occurring on his line, even though he is unaware his secretary, Holt, is secretly tipping off the bandits with the shipments. Tom Morgan is called on to investigate, even though he needs to disguise himself as an outlaw in order infiltrate Tolfree's gang and hear their plans. When Cullen decides to send a shipment of bonds with him on another train, Holt tells Tolfree, who's going to lead his gang into robbery unless Tom's assistant, a hobo named Deluxe Harry, can relay the information to him in time. This is one of the more enjoyable Mix silents (of which there are still way too few) with a brisk pace, exciting chases, thrilling stunts throughout, and an exciting climax in an underground cave. A prologue to the film points out the exterior shots being in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and they are very striking adding a lot of beauty to the picture. I think the film tried to be too mysterious with Mix' characterization and the character of the butler could have been eliminated since Deluxe Harry fit in well as the comic relief. Rating 8.


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