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Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems. Written by
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The train seen in this movie was the Great Western Railway 2-8-0 Consolidated Steam Locomotive #75. See more »
The locomotive and all the cars have automatic couplers and air brakes, neither of which were in general use until the 1880s. See more »
Dr. Molineaux is dead, two of the Major's best officers are missing, and we can't get through to Myrtle... Nobody heard anything, nobody saw anything, and nobody knows anything. It can only get better.
Gov. Richard Fairchild:
Well, maybe they were accidents after all. And we just might have seen the end of it.
[5 seconds later, another fatal 'accident' occurs]
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...all in one. What more to ask for? Well, the music could've been better, in between action and speech scenes there's a lot of "suspense" music, what I call TV-movie music, that the film could do without. But aside from that, I like this film.
A good story, good cast, great scenery, and something I thirst for in westerns: good iron horse action, with actual American rail equipment of the era (unlike, say, the European stuff in Sergio Leone's westerns). The setting is a railroad in the frosty cold weather of the Sierra mountains, with lots of "power" shots of the locomotive working hard on steep grades. Why, oh why, don't more western films take advantage of this great atmospheric effect? And let's not forget, this is one of Bronson's best films. He's a cool character and there's enough action to satisfy, including a great train roof fistfight. A good mystery in a western setting, and worth a rental.
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