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Denver and Rio Grande (1952)

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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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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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 October 1952 (Australia)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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After the landslide Vesser assumes the engineer is dead because he's sees his cap lying on a rock near the river. But the cap is yellow and in the scenes where the engineer is driving the train you can clearly see he's wearing a black cap, not a yellow one. The engineer is still dead though. See more »

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Engineer Moynihan: Get firing!
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Pretty typical 50's fare
13 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pretty standard 50's action-western with a railroading theme. Edmund O'Brien's team of men are trying to build a rail line through the mountains, and dirty-dealing Sterling Hayden's men are trying to build their line first by sabotaging the other group. Lots of trains and mountain scenery, and not much else.

Landslides, robberies and shootings abound, but despite the action the poor actors can't do much with the dead-end script. Dean Jagger is always good, and Paul Fix and Zasu Pitts are the comic relief as the broadly Irish train engineer and the camp cook who keeps trying to get Fix to propose to her. If you like trains and beautiful scenery, this is a decent movie.


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