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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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Sloan
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Charlie Haskins
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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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Actually the 'yellow' hat is the yellow lining of the engineer's hat. See more »

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Sheriff Ed Johnson: Captain Vesser, you got to be taught a lesson. You got to learn that to fight in a war at peace time is the business of peace officers, not private citizens. We have law in this country, and if a man breaks the law against you, you're just as guilty as him if you break the law trying to get back at him.
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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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