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Union Pacific (1939)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 5 May 1939 (USA)
In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

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Cast

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Jeff Butler
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Duke Ring
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Cordray
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General Casement
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Asa M. Barrows
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Oakes Ames
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Calvin
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Mrs. Calvin
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Sam Reed
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Storyline

One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit from obstructing it. Chief troubleshooter Jeff Butler has his hands full fighting Barrows' agent, gambler Sid Campeau; Campeau's partner Dick Allen is Jeff's war buddy and rival suitor for engineer's daughter Molly Monahan. Who will survive the effort to push the railroad through at any cost? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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"Union Pacific" is coming!

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Drama | Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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5 May 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aliança de Aço  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For the Indian attack on the train, Paramount hired 100 Navajo Indian extras. See more »

Goofs

The chase sequence after the train robbery is shown in mountainous terrain. The robbery supposedly takes place between Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs Wyoming (from geographic references to the train's location in the telegrapher's office). There are no mountains in this area. See more »

Quotes

Leach Overmile: Don't reach for your handkerchief, Brett. Just use your sleeve if you want to wipe your mouth.
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Connections

Referenced in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990) See more »

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Turkey In The Straw
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Played in the gambling tent
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Studio Style Film Making
8 March 2003 | by (Allegan MI) – See all my reviews

A fine example of studio-style film making. The script may not be history, but this is a movie, and not nearly as corny as most films by DeMille. The lead and supporting roles are all well cast and played. The effects are state of the art (for 1939). A film to relax by and get into.


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