Having masterminded the hold up of his company office, a mining engineer is barred from the industry. He then sets up shop as an assayer, scheming to acquire a rich silver mine lease from its operators.
Yvonne De Carlo,
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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
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When Vesser jumps off the train to take back the depot Texas Creek one man following him can clearly be seen dropping his rifle on the ground and another man can be seen in the background loosing his footing after he's hopped out of the train car resulting in him falling flat on his face. In the end Vesser was really the only character in the shot who didn't mess up. See more »
We've been surveying this route for three weeks!
And so have we.
Don't get hot-headed Jim. Looks like it's for the courts to decide.
There's nothing in my orders that says I have to wait for any courts to make up their minds. We're going through.
Not along our stakes.
We'll throw them in the river.
You throw one stake in the river and I'll throw you in right after it.
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"Denver & Rio Grande" is probably best remembered for its spectacular head on crash of two vintage trains. Reportedly, two actual trains were used in the sequence. I don't think there were any re-takes.
The plot is the old one about the two competing railroads trying to outdo the other by nook or by crook. Edmond O'Brien (it's about THAT hat) is the trouble shooter for the Denver & Rio Grande. Dean Jagger is the head man and J. Carroll Naish the designing engineer. Laura Elliott is the love interest who thinks that O'Brien shot her brother (Don Haggerty), but of course he didn't. Because of her belief she has been feeding critical information to baddies Sterling Hayden and Lyle Bettger. It all leads to the final showdown featuring the above-mentioned crash and Elliott finding out who the real killer was. Zasu Pitts and Paul Fix (as the stereo-typical Irish engineer) provide the comedy relief.
"Denver & Rio Grande" is full of spectacular scenery and railroad shots that will satisfy the most avid train lover. And there's the crash. A better than average 50's western.
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