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Rock Island Trail (1950)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  18 May 1950 (USA)
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Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to expand his rails into the Midwest but finds resistance of the steamship and stage-coach lines. The malicious Kirby Murrow tries ... See full summary »

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Adele Mara ...
Constance Strong
Lorna Gray ...
Aleeta (as Adrian Booth)
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Kirby Morrow
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Hogger McCoy
Barbra Fuller ...
Annabelle Marsh
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David Strong
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Barnes
Pierre Watkin ...
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Valentine Perkins ...
Annette
Jimmy Hunt ...
Stinky Tanner
Olin Howland ...
Saloonkeeper (as Olin Howlin)
Noble Johnson ...
Bent Creek
John Holland ...
Maj. Porter
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Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to expand his rails into the Midwest but finds resistance of the steamship and stage-coach lines. The malicious Kirby Murrow tries everything to slow down Loumas' progress and doesn't even stop before sabotage. Only Constanze, daughter of banker Strong, believes in his success strong enough to support him financially. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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18 May 1950 (USA)  »

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"'Rock Island Trail' tells a story of the building of the first bridge and railroad over the Mississippi River from Rock Island, Illinois, to Davenport, Iowa. The World Premier of the film was in the Quad Cities, USA, on April 27th, 1950. Republic stars took part in a pre-show promotional parade which extended from Silvis, Illinois, the Home Yard of the mighty Rock Island Lines, at the time the largest rail yard in the world, to the theater in Rock Island, Illinois, and included John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Rock Island Railroad employees. See more »

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Solid action, with a few wrinkles
31 August 2005 | by (Irving, TX) – See all my reviews

Forrest Tucker had numerous leading-man opportunities following his breakthrough role in SANDS OF IWO JIMA. This was his first and arguably best. As Reed Loomis, he is persuasive as he attempts to raise money for his railroad expansion but is a worthy man of action as well, great with a gun, his fists and, as he demonstrates in a memorable scene with Bruce Cabot, even a mop dipped in boiling soup (you have to see it). Adele Mara makes an appealing leading lady as always, Bruce Cabot is a sturdy villain, and there's great support from erstwhile Republic leading lady Adrian Booth and perennial sidekick Chill Wills.

As action-packed as just about any Republic western, with one of the studio's strongest overall casts. Fast-paced and well handled by Joseph Kane. Turns up frequently these days on Encore's Western Channel. Recommended.


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