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The Omaha Trail (1942)

Passed | | Western | September 1942 (USA)
Vane hires Candel to haul his locomotive by freight wagon to Omaha. Ross knows that the railroad will mean the end of his freighting business and plans to make sure the locomotive does not ... See full summary »

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Pamela Blake ...
Julie Santley
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'Pipestone' Ross
Edward Ellis ...
Mr. Vane
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Henry Hawkins
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Engineer Jonah McCleod
Howard Da Silva ...
Ben Santley
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Henchman Nat (as Henry Morgan)
Morris Ankrum ...
Henchman Job
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Vane hires Candel to haul his locomotive by freight wagon to Omaha. Ross knows that the railroad will mean the end of his freighting business and plans to make sure the locomotive does not get through. When his attempts are foiled, he and his men take all the guns and leave. With the Indians about to attack, Candel and his crew find themselves defenseless. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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TRAIL-BLAZERS in perilous adventure!

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Western

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This film made its initial USA telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 12 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); its Philadelphia television premiere took place Friday 21 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in San Francisco it was first shown 9 November 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7); its earliest documented telecast in New York City presently stands at 4:20 AM on the morning of 26 October 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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'Taters and Corn
(1942)
Written by Earl K. Brent (as Earl Brent)
Played on a guitar and sung by Chill Wills (uncredited)
Played on an organ and sung by James Craig and others (uncredited)
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Routine Oater Boosted By Superior Cast
3 November 2006 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

This is routine stuff for the most part. A knowledgeable, amiable, faithful scout (Craig) leads a wagon train with a steam locomotive thru rugged hostile Indian territory. Of course we also have the wagonmaster (Jagger) who wants to prevent the building of the railway, hence he goes all out to sabotage the trip. There seems to be a lot of stock footage here, and a lot of shooting with backscreens on soundstages which only hampers the story. Craig and Jagger also appeared in the superior VALLEY OF THE SUN this same year. The cast is rounded out by Harry (M*A*S*H) Morgan, Chill Wills, Morris Ankrum, and a bevy of notables from Hollywood's Poverty Row. Worth a watch, but you won't miss anything if you cook up a pizza with one eye and view the flick with the other.


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