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Union Station (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1951 (Chile)
A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police lead to the kidnapping of a blind heiress by a ruthless thug.

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Inspector Donnelly
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Joe Beacom
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Marge Wrighter
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Lorna Murchison
Herbert Heyes ...
Henry L. Murchison
Don Dunning ...
Gus Hadder
Fred Graff ...
Vince Marley
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Detective Eddie Shattuck
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Detective Gottschalk (as Parley E. Baer)
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Detective Fay
Richard Karlan ...
Detective George Stein
Bigelow Sayre ...
Detective Ross
Charles Dayton ...
Howard Kettner
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Secretary Joyce Willecombe grows suspicious of two men boarding her train and is referred to 'Tough Willy' Calhoun, head of the Union Station police. The all-seeing, no-nonsense Calhoun is initially skeptical, but the men (who escape) prove to be involved in a kidnap case. Calhoun calls in equally tough police Inspector Donnelly, but the ruthless kidnapper's precision planning stays one jump ahead of them. Most of the action centers around bustling Union Station. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The chase scene on the elevated train used the Third Ave El in New York City for long shots and the Pacific Electric Railway cars in L.A. for close in shots on the train. See more »

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When Joe Beacom peeks out of the 'Scenic Route' sign before trying to collect the ransom, a black board is moved alongside the camera and can be seen just before we see Joe inside the sign. See more »

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Inspector Donnelly: The people you have to deal with are lice. They never keep their word to anyone about anything; they won't to you.
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Railroad lovers' treat
6 April 2001 | by (Azusa, CA) – See all my reviews

I remember this film shown once on TV. Yes, the story plotline is good and the characters are entertaining, but the REAL star of the movie is the incredible historical Union Station itself. The movie moves throughout portions of the building never before seen by the general public and reveals the enormous scope of Union Station. As a little girl I and family traveled often by train. I remember the beauty of the place, the hustle and bustle of a station which was the base for the only comfortable way to travel by land at that time.Union Station itself compares in size and beauty to any other in the country.This movie was shot during the last hey-days of the railroad passenger trains and I earnestly wish it could be brought back to video.


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