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some kiss.

Occasional mild slapstick violence, such as a young man being kicked out the door, a man falling off a derailing handcar, a man falling off a bicycle, and people being soaked by massive gushes of water.

Some men are knocked unconscious by blows to the head.

A cannon is fired at a train with several men aboard.

The main character jokingly grabs a young woman by the throat as if to strangle her in frustration.

A mildly intense Civil War battle is fought at the end.

In a slapstick, bloodless scene, three men are shot dead and another is accidentally killed by a flying sword blade.

A train falls into a ravine trough a burning trestle.

The main character nearly shoots himself in the foot.

For vegans: There is use of horses in cavalry charges.

Considering this is a silent movie, there are no profane words spoken.

(But in all honesty, there is no profanity in this film whatsoever)

A union soldier sitting at a dinner table accidentally burns a hole in the tablecloth with his cigar.

A young woman is kidnapped, tied up, and passed from one car to another aboard a speeding train.

Many risky scenes of men clambering about aboard speeding trains, including a man performing a very dangerous stunt while riding atop the cowcatcher.

The main character nearly falls from a moving train while being threatened by a cannon.

A young couple flee through a forest during a thunder storm, encountering a bear and getting caught in a bear trap.

A young woman is hidden in a bag and while hidden there subject to a lot of apparent (though unintentional) very rough treatment.

A young couple are caught in the middle of heavy foot and horse traffic, in apparent danger of being run down.

A dam breaks, threatening many men in a river.

Australia:G / Finland:S / Norway:7 (original rating) / Norway:A (re-rating) (2004) / Portugal:M/6 (DVD rating) / Portugal:17 (director's cut) / South Korea:All (2002) / Sweden:Btl / UK:U / USA:Unrated / USA:TV-G (TV rating) / West Germany:6

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