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The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Family | 8 June 1956 (USA)
During the Civil War Union spy Andrews and his men volunteer to steal a Confederate train and drive it to Union territory while destroying the Confederate railway system along the way.

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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
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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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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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Andrews' Raiders  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The locomotive used to depict The General in the film (Baltimore and Ohio #25 William Mason) was built around the same time as The General, and had been in service during the Civil War. This is also the same locomotive used as The Wanderer in Wild Wild West (1999). See more »

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In the film the Battle of Shiloh was said to be a Confederate victory. The First day of the Battle the Confederate army had the upper hand, but the second day of battle the Union counterattacked and Beauregard retreated. The Battle of Shiloh was a Union victory. See more »

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[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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Sons of Old Aunt Dinah
Lyrics by Lawrence Edward Watkin
Music by Stan Jones
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A western which nobody can forget

I watched this western for the third time today, and in LBX frame please, far better than the average and unbearable garbage can pan and scan one. This western is unique in its kind, with thrilling and so inventive locomotive chase, as its title says so. And I would not have expected such a story and directing from a Disney production; this film is not actually for juvenile audiences, although kids can perfectly see it. No gratuitous violence here. Yes, an exciting film with another surprise that no other comment has talked about.

THERE IS NO WOMAN CHARACTER HERE !!!!

Surprising for a western, especially a Disney production. Even the most violent films nearly always have a woman in the stories, at least supporting characters; here, no gal at all. That doesn't bother me but only surprises. That's all.


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