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A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Western | 1950 (UK)
In 1876, in Colorado, the Tomahawk and Western Railroad is expanding through the Rockies but some stagecoach operators,fearing a loss of revenue, plan to sabotage the railroad.

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In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Listen closely at the end, and you'll realize that the names Dan and Anne have given their daughters are the names of the actresses who play the girl dancing troupe in the film. See more »

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Pat Works on the Railway
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Sung by Dan Dailey on the train while playing the mandolin
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A train, a salesman and a "deputized" granddaughter
3 January 2007 | by (Lewiston, ME) – See all my reviews

A railroad owner and a frontier salesman who are anxious to arrive, by rail, at the town of Tomahawk are escorted by the deputized granddaughter of the recently wounded town marshal and her chaperon, to see that the railroad reaches its destination by the prescribed time or the contract is forfeited to the Stage Line, whose owner will do anything to stop them.

The only problems are: Kit Dodge Jr.(Anne Baxter) believes that "Johnny Behind the Deuces" (Dan Dailey) was involved with her Grampa's shooting and besides he's a "drummer" and everyone knows that tall, handsome and suave salesmen are not to be trusted. Johnny, however, is the only "paying" passenger on the train and she must protect him although her trigger finger is prepared for his first wrong move. Not being aware of her feminine side holds some hilarious moments as Grampa makes his best tactful effort (words not to be missed ) at a quick version of "the birds and the bees". While she doesn't quite understand, her chaperon, Pawnee (Chief Yowlachie), does and a large Indian with his own tomahawk is the perfect deterrent.

This train ride should be an easy ride for about 40 miles, but the tracks run out a few miles out of town, so they must carry the engine, cars and passenger over a mountain and fight off the stage line's efforts to stop. Soon they meet up with the tracks that run to Tomahawk. Along for the ride is a group of entertainers including Connie Gilchrist and a young Marilyn Monroe. Also in the cast are Walter Brennan as the train's engineer and Rory Calhoun.

This is a fun movie for anyone with a ticket to Tomahawk!


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