It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation owner with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate and his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (...
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It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation owner with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate and his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first time in his life), and ends up working for a stagecoach line run by Wallace Beery and owned by Florence Rice. Before love and friendship can triumph, Taylor will have to commit to the cause of African-Americans in search of freedom.Written by
Written by Stephen Foster
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Good movie on many fronts, train lovers should take a look...
This is not your typical cowboy movie, or 'western' Stand up and Fight has good character development, and attempts to be historically accurate for the 1840s. While the dialog Robert Taylor must deliver to explain his position on selling his slaves seems more a 20th century attitude, it is reflecting some of the 19th century writings that have come down to us- but certainly not a justification. This movie piqued my curiosity about what train was used in the train scenes. After a little research, I found it to be the replica built in 1927 of the Norris Lafayette 4-2-0. The replica was built for the 'Fair of the Iron Horse' and B&O's anniversary. This train is in the Baltmore and Ohio railroad museum in Maryland, along with what appear to be the same passenger cars used in the movie. Apparently it is still working, and is occasionally taken out and run. There are you tube videos of it.
Wonderful scenes of this train running are had in the movie. The Lafayette is an historic train, so train lovers, enjoy.
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