Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.
Cecil B. DeMille
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
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According to Lucius Beebe's book "Union Pacific" the gold spike was not "driven" in. Since a spike made from gold would be much too soft to drive into a railroad tie the spike was "driven" into a hole drilled in a specially prepared tie. This was done both in reality and for the movie. Following the ceremony the spike was pulled out (by hand) and a new tie was put down and an iron spike driven in. See more »
Position of Mollie's left arm when Jeff starts to read his letter on the handcar. See more »
You're all aces, bucko. But you're in love with Mollie and don't you ever forget she's my wife.
I might. She wouldn't.
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You always know what you're going to get with Demille movies: brute action, razzle dazzle, and more background actors than can plausibly fit on a billion movie screens. I love McCrea and Stanwyck as a couple here and elsewhere: the quips fly at you two at a time, and there's no shortage of begrudging chemistry. The effects and action sequences in this flick are impressive -- just about the only time you're taken out of a well-hewn west is when the Union Pacific plunges off an icy clime. It looks like a Lionel. Other than that, this movie isn't child's play, and though it doesn't paint a wholly accurate picture of the frontier, it at least tries to in places...
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