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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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Charlie Haskins
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When the train gets to Parkdale and the men get out to take back the depot one of the men is shot by another man in the depot. This man collapses on the tracks. In the next shots the man has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Jim Vesser: We've been surveying this route for three weeks!
McCabe: And so have we.
Bob Nelson: Don't get hot-headed Jim. Looks like it's for the courts to decide.
Jim Vesser: There's nothing in my orders that says I have to wait for any courts to make up their minds. We're going through.
Bob Nelson: Not along our stakes.
Jim Vesser: We'll throw them in the river.
McCabe: You throw one stake in the river and I'll throw you in right after it.
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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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