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

 -  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)
Henry Victor ...
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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25 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Silent Barriers  »

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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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