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Denver and Rio Grande (1952)

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A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains.

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Jim Vesser
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McCabe
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Gen. William J. Palmer
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Linda Prescott (as Laura Elliott)
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Johnny Buff
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Gil Harkness
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Jane Dwyer
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Charlie Haskins
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Engineer Moynihan
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Bob Nelson
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Sheriff Ed Johnson
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Edmund O'Brien and his team of railroading men try to build a rail line through a mountain pass, while a group of less scrupulous construction workers sabotage the entire operation in the hopes that they can get their tracks laid first and get the money from the railroad. Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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TWO FIGHTING RAILROAD CREWS BATTLE FOR THE ONLY RIGHT OF WAY! (original print ad - all caps)

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Adventure | Western

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3 November 1952 (Sweden)  »

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Denver & Rio Grande  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Actually the 'yellow' hat is the yellow lining of the engineer's hat. See more »

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Engineer Moynihan: Get firing!
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A documentary on this film.
31 May 2009 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

There is a promotional film for "America's last narrow gauge passenger train" that includes scenes on the making of this film. The film is titled "Journey to Yesterday" and does not seem to be listed on the IMDb. Starting in Durango, this film follows the tourist train on it's journey to yesterday. At one point it reaches the location where the "Denver and Rio Grande" movie is being made. It has extensive coverage of the actors at work and especially the "day for night" cinematography being used for some of the movie's night scenes. It also shows the preparation work for the filming of the train collision right up to the collision itself. During the 1990's this film was available on video tape but a recent (2009) check of Amazon.com indicates that this tape is no longer available.


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