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Rails Into Laramie (1954)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 18 October 1954 (Sweden)
A railroad sends an agent to Laramie to try to find out who is behind the efforts to stop the railroad from building its line into the area.

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Jefferson Harder
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Lou Carter
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Jim Shanessy
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Helen Shanessy
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Lee Graham
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Mayor Frank Logan
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Judge Pierce
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Marshal Orrie Sommers
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Ace Winton
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Con Winton
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Telegraph Operator
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Grimes
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Higby - Town Councilman
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Pike Murphy
Stephen Chase ...
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An army officer is sent to Laramie to find out why all progress on the railroad has stopped. He finds drink plentiful not only in town but at the railhead, with an old pal of his behind it all. It become obvious the two will tangle, but the soldier unexpectedly finds an ally in the ex-dance hall girl until now involved with the no-good booze peddler. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The saga of the man who blazed the trail for the iron horse across the wide frontier !

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Romance | Western

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18 October 1954 (Sweden)  »

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Fort Laramie  »

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2.00 : 1
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During this film, a newspaper is shown. It is the 'Laramie Journal'. The headlines are... "First Women Jury in U.S. chosen. Laramie Centre of World-wide Interest." So, the USA, in the past, spelled 'centre' the 'correct' way. See more »

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Laramie
Sung by Rex Allen
Words and Music by Frederick Herbert and Arnold Schwarzwald (as Arnold Hughes)
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John Payne gets the railroad built and gets Mari Blanchard after subduing Dan Duryea
26 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Rails Into Laramie" has soldier John Payne sent by the army to be temporary marshal in Laramie and overcome a work slowdown on the railroad engineered by the slick Dan Duryea. The current marshal, James Griffith, is a good guy but not up to the task. Payne and Duryea were once pals but that doesn't stop the stalwart Payne from addressing the task. Lee Van Cleef and Myron Healey are Duryea's goons, but he tries bribery first and then subverting the court system. The judge, Harry Shannon, is on Payne's side but the juries keep returning not guilty verdicts. Payne even has trouble sending a telegram because Doug Kennedy, the operator, is in Duryea's pocket.

The tactics that Payne employs and his bravado make the story interesting. The cast invigorates this western, providing solid entertainment. Payne's acting is excellent, making this a pleasure to watch. He uses his eyes, voice and frame very effectively. Duryea's smooth and friendly villainy is a role he was expert at. Mari Blanchard's part is smaller than in some of her other movies and a bit disappointing. On the other hand, Van Cleef's was a bit larger than a small part.


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