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Legendary engineer Casey Jones is determined to keep his train schedule and nothing is going to stop him.

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Casey Jones is one of the best engineers there is and it is his duty to get his cargo to its destination on time via train. He sets off but is set back by a number of unfortunate circumstances such as a rain storm, a cow on the tracks, a mad bomber, and finally, when his train starts falling apart. Worst of all, he is on a collision course with another train coming in the opposite direction. After a terrific crash, the man at the train station assumes the worst when Casey doesn't show up but, to his delight, Casey finally makes it to his destination a total wreck but on time (almost). Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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The man who runs up to tell Casey about the oncoming train fails to get the message through, jumps off the train, and then in wide shot is shown still standing there. See more »

Quotes

[Casey rescues a damsel-in-distress tied to the railroad tracks]
Narrator: [as damsel-in-distress] My hero!
Narrator: [as mustache twirling villain] Curses! Foiled again!
[Casey tosses the still bound damsel-in-distress to a railroad station attendant as his train speeds by]
Narrator: What do you know? She-mail!
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Soundtracks

The Ballad of Casey Jones
Music by Eddie Newton
Lyrics by Wallace Saunders and T. Lawrence Seibert
Performed by The King's Men
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Pretty good despite the music and ear-piercing narration.
13 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the story of the engineer Casey Jones and his insane efforts to make sure he delivers the mail on time. The train sequences are very goofy--a major plus.

This cartoon short from Disney is well worth seeing but I must warn you about two major distractions--the singing and, more importantly, the narration by Jerry Colonna. As for the singing, my feeling is many will like it and just as many won't. But the narration--that is something many, many will struggle with, as Colonna's shtick was to deliver his lines in an ear-piercing manner. It's a shame, as other than that it's a cute little cartoon...with VERY annoying narration.

By the way, look carefully at the scene where the conductor jumps off the train. Despite this, in the next scene you can STILL see him standing on top of the train!!


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