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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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Cast

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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
J. Carrol Naish ...
Gil Harkness
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Jane Dwyer
Tom Powers ...
Sloan
Robert Barrat ...
Charlie Haskins
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Engineer Moynihan
Don Haggerty ...
Bob Nelson
James Burke ...
Sheriff Ed Johnson
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Storyline

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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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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When the train slams into the landslide the image is of the train moving along and then suddenly stopping. But this is just the film itself being skipped a few times and then being stopped to display one frame to give the illusion the train had run into something. This is obvious because the movement of the wind blown tree branches and flowing of the river completely freeze when the train comes to a stop. See more »

Quotes

Linda Nelson alias Linda Prescott: That flatcar's coming.
Jim Vesser: Don't worry, that wall will hold it.
Linda Nelson alias Linda Prescott: It's loaded with dynamite.
Jim Vesser: Everybody run!
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I still liked it.
7 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There were some weak points to this film that could have easily been fixed or edited and they probably should of. First of all the way Nelson is killed- how can you be convinced you shot someone when you were fist fighting them? Second of all the fact that Linda was the sister of Bob Nelson should have been saved to be revealed to the audience when it was revealed to Jim Vesser after the trains crashed. It would keep the audience in suspense and wondering where she's riding off to and why. And finally the head on collision between two old narrow gauge steam locomotives. Since they were capturing such an amazing scene the filming makers should have set up multiple cameras to capture that awesome crash. A couple close up shots would have been so much better than the single shot from far away. All in all I love this movie. Even though the script was empty at times the work put in to get those spectacular shots of the trains and the mountains made up for it.


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