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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
Tom Powers ...
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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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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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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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When the two trains are on a collision course Vesser tells Gil to stop the train and he does; he pushes back on the throttle and applies the brakes. But the train doesn't stop or even slow down. In fact it looks as if i goes faster. See more »

Quotes

Jim Vesser: Who put you up to this?
CC&SJ Man: Nobody put us up to anything.
Jim Vesser: Well, you're fired!
CC&SJ Man: Who are you to fire me? You didn't hire me!
Gil Harkness: No but I did... and you're fired.
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Typical 1950's Railway Western
23 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

What we have here is the typical western shoot-up between two rival railway companies attempting to build through the Colorado Rockies. What makes this film somewhat unique is the head-on collision of two trains engineered by the "bad guys." The collision is for real! The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad provided two narrow-gage trains that we destined for the scrap-heap for the Big Scene. With adequate dynamite placed on the engines, the crash was carried off. There were, obviously, no re-takes. After close-ups, the engines were hauled off to the steel-mills at Pueblo. A good Western that rail buffs will appreciate.


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