Just before the Civil War (but after the South has seceded), Southern saboteurs try to prevent railroad construction from crossing Kansas to the frontier; army captain Nelson is sent out to oppose them. As the tracks push westward, Nelson must contend with increasingly violent sabotage, while trying to romance the foreman's pretty daughter Barbara. Written by
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Built by bullets, dynamite, and blood-stained spikes!
Did You Know?
Although shot in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio (for later television airing) the theatrical aspect ratio of this film is 1.85:1 widescreen. Most modern 16x9 (1.78:1) televisions have a "zoom to width" picture option, essentially allowing the viewer to see it as the director and cinematographer intended. It is easy to spot films shot this way since all the titles and credits will still fit when properly cropped (they stay in the "middle" of the frame), and there is an unusual amount of "headroom" above the actors in medium and close-up shots when viewed uncropped. Quite often "mistakes" like seeing equipment in the top or bottom of the uncropped frame would never have been seen by a theater audience. See more
When Capt. Nelson throws the lit dynamite out of the locomotive cab and uphill at the bushwhackers, it's clear that not only does he not have room to throw the dynamite from inside the cab, but also because of the window size and roof overhang, it would be impossible to throw the dynamite more than a few feet out of the cab. The bushwhackers are at least 100 feet away up a hillside behind some large boulders overlooking the track and shooting down at the train. See more
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