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The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)

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This is based on a true story. During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, ... See full summary »

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William A. Fuller
Jeff York ...
William Campbell
John Lupton ...
William Pittenger
Eddie Firestone ...
Robert Buffum
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Anthony Murphy
Don Megowan ...
Marion A. Ross
Claude Jarman Jr. ...
Jacob Parrott
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Leonard P. Geer ...
J.A. Wilson (as Lennie Geer)
George Robotham ...
William Knight
Stan Jones ...
Marc Hamilton ...
John Wollam
John Wiley ...
John M. Scott
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Pete Bracken
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Storyline

This is based on a true story. During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, things don't go as planned when the conductor of the train that they stole is on to them and is doing everything he can to stop them. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A true-life spy story of ultimate suspense. High speed and inconceivable bravery!


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8 June 1956 (USA)  »

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Andrews' Raiders  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The real locomotive "Texas" is on display at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. See more »

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William Campbell in reality was a civilian not a soldier. See more »

Quotes

[the General finally leaves Kingston Station after being stranded there for an hour]
Marion A. Ross: When I was a little boy, my father locked me in a closet for 14 hours. I always obeyed him after that, but I never *liked* him much.
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Pappy Was A Railroad Man
Performed by Fess Parker and cast
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Brisk, Lively, Deeply Tragic And Thrilling
6 September 2013 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Excellent film! I enjoyed every minute of this rather short, but greatly superb film on Great Locomotive Chase of 1862 near Chattanooga. The real story makes this film even more interesting, and the whole work is awesome. Excellent musical score, great scenery, decent performance of all actors, very thrilling trains, shoot-outs, North and South clashing, real drama, real feelings, very good details, very accurate depiction of moral and habits of people of those times.All of these makes this Old Style Hollywod film a very good watch. I do recommend this to all Civil War buffs!And even common film viewers will like this film and find it very brisk and very cool


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