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Release Date:
3 November 1952 (UK) See more »
Warner Bros.' roaring story of Nevada's Border-War ! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Randolph Scott ... Silent Jeff Kincaid
Lucille Norman ... Susan Mitchell

Raymond Massey ... Big Jack Davis

Richard Webb ... Alan Kincaid

James Millican ... Jim Squires

Larry Keating ... William Sharon

George Cleveland ... Henry Dodson

William Haade ... Hardrock Haggerty

Don Beddoe ... Zeke Mitchell

Thurston Hall ... Charles Crocker

Vince Barnett ... Henry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Iris Adrian ... Saloon Girl in Fight (uncredited)
Carl Andre ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Stanley Andrews ... Mine Owner on Train (uncredited)

Ray Bennett ... Guard (uncredited)

Stanley Blystone ... Mine Owner (uncredited)

Ralph Bucko ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Roy Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)
Russ Clark ... Engineer (uncredited)

Edmund Cobb ... Workman (uncredited)

Mikel Conrad ... Workman (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Bartender (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Daly - Railroad Conductor (uncredited)

James Dime ... Miner (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Mine Owner (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Shoveler (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Spinster on Stagecoach (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Mine Owner (uncredited)
Charles Evans ... Ben Roberts (uncredited)
Tom Garrett ... Crewman (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ... Townsman (uncredited)
Karen Hale ... Mother (uncredited)
John Halloran ... Joel - Bartender (uncredited)
Silver Harr ... Townsman (uncredited)

Edward Hearn ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Reed Howes ... Townsman (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. ... Shotgun Guard (uncredited)

Ray Jones ... Townsman (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Townsman (uncredited)

Jack Kenny ... Miner (uncredited)

Paul Kruger ... Miner (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Miner (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Miner (uncredited)

Pierce Lyden ... Guard (uncredited)

Kenneth MacDonald ... Dave Fairchild (uncredited)
Casey MacGregor ... Miner (uncredited)
Warren MacGregor ... Crew Member (uncredited)

Rory Mallinson ... Crewman (uncredited)

Frank Marlowe ... Miner (uncredited)
Allen Mathews ... Driller (uncredited)

Frank McCarroll ... Worker (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Mine Owner (uncredited)

Kansas Moehring ... Miner (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... Miner (uncredited)

Ida Moore ... Spinster on Stagecoach (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Train Conductor (uncredited)

Zon Murray ... Glen (uncredited)
Merlyn Nelson ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
Leslie K. O'Pace ... Mine Owner (uncredited)
Post Park ... Driver (uncredited)

House Peters Jr. ... Miner (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Cook (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Frosty Royce ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Sam Savitsky ... Mine Owner (uncredited)
Miles Shepard ... Crewman (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Guard (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Robbie Dolby (uncredited)
Joseph Darr Smith ... Gang Member (uncredited)

George Sowards ... Miner (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Miner (uncredited)

Nick Thompson ... Worker (uncredited)

Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Bearded Miner (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Miner (uncredited)
Jack Woody ... Clem (uncredited)

Directed by
André De Toth  (as Andre De Toth)
Writing credits
Sloan Nibley (screenplay) and
Winston Miller (screenplay)

Sloan Nibley (story)

Produced by
David Weisbart .... producer
Bryan Foy .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
David Buttolph 
Cinematography by
John W. Boyle (director of photography) (as John Boyle)
Film Editing by
Robert L. Swanson  (as Robert Swanson)
Art Direction by
Stanley Fleischer 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
Carl Andre .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan .... stunt double: Randolph Scott (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Woody .... stunts (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ellsworth Fredericks .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Best .... wardrobe
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (as Sid Cutner)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.- First National Picture)
DistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

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87 min
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #15449) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

This was Warner Bros.' first film shot in WarnerColor.See more »
Anachronisms: In the scene where the train is taken over near the end of movie, alternating shots of the cars show modern couplers and air brake hoses on the cars appearing and disappearing. The time period was before these were invented.See more »
'Big' Jack Davis:Never fight your own battles when you can get somebody else to.See more »


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Once again, Randolph Scott fights for the cause of niceness..., 19 September 2015
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

When "Carson City" begins, a stagecoach is being robbed. However, oddly, these bandits have class and treat their 'guests' to a nice picnic lunch complete with champagne! Not surprisingly, they're dubbed the Champagne Bandits and the mine owner whose gold was stolen is furious. He proposes to build a railroad and avoid all this banditry. To help him get the job done, he brings in an engineer/troubleshooter, Jeff Kincaid (Randolph Scott). However, the new railroad is opposed by two forces--the local newspaper that's afraid it will usher in thugs and the guy who is secretly behind all the robberies. Can Jeff manage to get the job done-- especially when the baddies seem willing to do ANYTHING to stop them?

This is generally a well made and enjoyable film--which isn't surprising since Scott stars in it. He seemed to always make even the most ordinary material better and this movie is no exception. The complaints I have are relatively minor (such as how dumb Zeke is when he learns who's behind the robberies--way to do Zeke!) and the film is solid and entertaining.

By the way, the pretty lady starring in the film is NOT Virginia Mayo but a near lookalike, Lucille Norman.

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