Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.
Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
After finding a vital pass through the Canadian Rockies for the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Tom Andrews tells his boss Cornelius Van Horne that he is resigning to marry the girl he loves, Cecille Gautier. From Cecille, Tom learns that fur trader Dirk Rourke fears the coming of the railroad because it threatens his hold on the Indians and other trappers. Tom and Rorke have a bitter fight over Cecille, and Tom asks her to wait for him, as he has to go back and finish his job with the railroad. Aided by Dynamite Dawson, Tom finds evidence of Rourke's work against the railroad construction and almost loses his life when Rourke fires into some crates of dynamite Tom is unloading. The construction camp's doctor, Edith Cabot, gives her own blood in a transfusion to save Tom's life. Cecille, realizing that her father is working with Rourke against the railroad,rides off to warn Tom. Rourke intercepts her and tells her that Tom is in love with the lady doctor, but she bullwhips ... Written by
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Dynamite is in frequent use, apparently as part of preparing the roadbed. But at this point they are laying track across level prairie, where no blasting is required. See more »
Dr. Edith Cabot:
My father was killed, Mr. Andrews, because he tried to use a gun against a man instead of reasoning with him. If he hadn't worn a gun, he'd still be alive.
I'm sorry about your father. I've learned, though, that in this country if I draw faster, I keep living.
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I found this movie starring Randolph Scott, Jane Wyatt and Vidtory Jory (I) quite funny and entertaining at times but it seems that no research had been done. Randolph Scott was as always a pleasure to watch.
It was an unusual western film about the planning and building of the Canadian Pacific railroad from the east of the USA to the west.
I'm a fan of almost all older western movies. They might not always be the most politically correct ones of course, but I like the way they were being filmed and even though many Scott productions are in black and white they are almost always interesting.
This isn't the best of his exactly but it's alright.
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