Adventurer Diamond Jim Brady is hired by Enwright, a railroad company president, to ramrod his track through to a silver boomtown in Colorado by the required date. If Brady succeeds the ...
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Adventurer Diamond Jim Brady is hired by Enwright, a railroad company president, to ramrod his track through to a silver boomtown in Colorado by the required date. If Brady succeeds the company will earn a $250,000 payment; if he fails the railroad will go bankrupt. Fighting Brady and his men are a ruthless gang of outlaws employed by a rival line to make sure that the track doesn't make it to town on time. Written by
I had the good fortune to be in this one; it was my first movie experience.
We met at 2:30 in the morning. W got our outfits for the day. We got aboard a bus and then drove north of Durango about 22 miles to Rockwood, turned down a road, and in a few minutes were on a valley near a railroad train and track. It was probably 22 degrees when we arrived and it warmed up to 58 later in the day. We waited and waited but shooting would not begin til after sunrise, the best hours of the day. At that moment it was an odd experience to be out in the cold filming, for which we were paid $20 for the day, but I look back now and see it was an amazing experience. I met Dale Robertson and many other well-known actors, who were as bored as the rest of us. I wish I had brought cards to play a few hands with others, but instead I stood around watching while the big hands like Robertson would flip half dollars against the rocks to pass the time--you won if your Franklin hit closest to the center of the circle.
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