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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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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 ...
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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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railway | company | competition | rival | guilt | See more »

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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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(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 »

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Jane Dwyer: You've been drinking!
Engineer Moynihan: Not a drop, so help me.
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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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