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Carson City (1952)

Approved | | Western | 3 November 1952 (UK)
When a banker finds his stagecoach shipments of gold from Carson City are vulnerable to holdups, he commissions the building of a railroad through the mountains.

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(as Andre De Toth)

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Silent Jeff Kincaid
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Big Jack Davis
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Alan Kincaid
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Jim Squires
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William Sharon
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Henry Dodson
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Hardrock Haggerty
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Zeke Mitchell
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Banker William Sharon becomes desperate that his gold and silver shipments from Carson City to Virginia City are the helpless targets of a band of outlaws called "The Champagne Bandits." In true Robin Hood-fashion, after robbing the stage of its bullion, they treat its passengers to a fried chicken picnic replete with champagne. Sharon becomes convinced that the only way to foil the gang is to build a railroad to carry the ore, but that will take an extraordinary engineer in such mountainous territory. Sharon finds his man in brawling adventurer Jeff Kincaid, an experienced hand at difficult jobs and former resident of Carson City who knows the difficult terrain very well. It becomes a reunion of sorts as Kincaid's half brother works for the local newspaper, but they soon become rivals for the affections of Susan Mitchell, the publisher's daughter. Kincaid also has to fight the town's hostility to his boisterous railhands and ongoing efforts by the outlaws to sabotage the project. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Warner Bros.' roaring story of Nevada's Border-War ! See more »

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Western

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3 November 1952 (UK)  »

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The Champagne Bandits  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(WarnerColor)

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1.37 : 1
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This was Warner Bros.' first film shot in WarnerColor. See more »

Goofs

Just before Mickey Simpson and his group break through to Randolph Scott and his group of trapped men, Scott blows out the candle that's illuminating his dark prison. When the film cuts to the view from the rescuers point-of-view shot, light can be seen through the hole. See more »

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'Big' Jack Davis: Rob the poor and you get a posse of outraged citizens after you. Rob a mine owner and nobody cares
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Tracks were laid across the plain
5 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a pleasant western by talented Andre De Toth although in my book,it does not rank with his best ,with such works as " Springfield rifle" and "day of the outlaw" ,not to mention non western-efforts such as "House of Wax" or "two-headed spy".It looks like a "Dodge City" (Curtiz,1939) in miniature ,a feeling which the final scenes on the train reinforces. Scott is an intellectual this time ,Jeff,a courageous engineer while Raymond Massey plays the villain.Jeff has also a brother ,Alan (Richard Webb) who is trifle jealous of his brother and his -professional and others-success (they are both in love,of course ,with the same woman,Susan (Lucille Norman);generally it bodes ill for the washout.


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