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Silent Barriers (1937)
"The Great Barrier" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama  |  25 March 1937 (USA)
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The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry MacKay ...
Steve (as Barry Mackay)
Roy Emerton ...
Antoinette Cellier ...
Mary Moody
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Major Rogers (as J.Farrell Macdonald)
Reginald Barlow ...
James Hill - Member of C.P.R. Board
Arthur Loft ...
William Van Horne - Member of C.P.R. Board
Ben Welden ...
Joe (as Ben Weldon)
Jock MacKay ...
Bates (as Jock Mackay)
Bulldog Kelly
Ernest Sefton ...
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Sir John Macdonald - Prime Minister of Canada
Gilbert Emery ...
George Stephen - Member of C.P.R. Board
Howard C. Hickman ...
Donald Smith - Member of C.P.R. Board


The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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Action | Drama


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25 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Silent Barriers  »

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Made it's TV debut on the American ABC Network on 14 September 1956. See more »

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The Great Lilli Palmer's scenes mostly cut from the video I bought
6 November 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The 68 minute version that I bought on video cut out most of Lilli Palmers scenes which is a pity since she is why I bought the film.. The original film runs apparently some 20 minutes longer. I assume Lilli is in most of it.. Too bad..The film is pretty good but the dark haired leading lady who I looked up and only made a handful of films is far inferior to Miss Palmer. They should have cut out HER scenes instead. The film might have been worthwhile but not in this cut version. I was very disappointed. They should release it either in video or DVD with the whole film intact. I don't know why they had to cut it since it only has an 83 minutes running time.. beats me.

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