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Carson City (1952)

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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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Silent Jeff Kincaid
Lucille Norman ...
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A.J. 'Big' Jack Davis
Richard Webb ...
Alan Kincaid
James Millican ...
Jim Squires
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William Sharon
George Cleveland ...
Henry Dodson
William Haade ...
Hardrock Haggerty
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Zeke Mitchell
Thurston Hall ...
Charles Crocker
Vince Barnett ...
Henry
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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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9 January 1953 (Finland)  »

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The Champagne Bandits  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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

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When the bandits push the freight wagon over the cliff, the dead driver's body cannot be seen. See more »

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'Big' Jack Davis: Never fight your own battles when you can get somebody else to.
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Train should run to Vegas
13 July 2007 | by (LI) – See all my reviews

This is the earliest of Scott's films I've seen. The iconic Scott character is a Renaissance man- part engineer, miner, cowboy, gunfighter, bar-fighter and older brother. He's pretty good at every role and has time to land the leading lady. First time I've seen Scott land the leading lady, I was beginning to wonder. Raymond Massey here as the lead villain with a fondness for Champagne but without the prescription. Scott proves to be Dr. Kill Dare to Massey. I liked all the non cowboy action in this flick, but I'm not jumping into any mines. If I did, I'd take Scott with me, cause he's a never let em see you sweat guy even if the mine is set to give its occupants the shaft.

Any fan of RS should enjoy this flick bridging the old & new West. There are some minor players with faces you'll remember from A&C, Superman or early TV.


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