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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
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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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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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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Film debut of Morgan Woodward. See more »

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The confederate major told the captain that all the captured raiders would be hung. This did not happen. Six were later used in prisoner exchanges including Pittenger and Buffam. Pittenger was later promoted to sergeant and Buffam to second lieutenant. See more »

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[as the raiders are climbing into the boxcar, Andrews notices that a Confederate soldier is watching them]
James J. Andrews: Come on, boys. When it's orders from Beauregard, we can't keep the General waiting.
[Confederate soldier walks away]
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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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