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Canadian Pacific (1949)

A surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railroad must fight fur trappers who oppose the building of the railroad by stirring up Indian rebellion.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Jack DeWitt (story), Jack DeWitt | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Tom Andrews
Jane Wyatt ... Dr. Edith Cabot
J. Carrol Naish ... Dynamite Dawson
Victor Jory ... Dirk Rourke
Nancy Olson ... Cecille Gautier
Robert Barrat ... Cornelius Van Horne
Walter Sande ... Mike Brannigan
Don Haggerty ... Cagle
Grandon Rhodes ... Dr. Mason
Mary Kent ... Mrs. Gautier
John Parrish John Parrish ... Mr. Gautier
John Hamilton ... Pere Lacomb
Dick Wessel ... Bailey (as Richard Wessel)
Howard Negley ... Mallis
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Storyline

After finding a vital pass through the Canadian Rockies for the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Tom Andrews tells his boss Cornelius Van Horne that he is resigning to marry the girl he loves, Cecille Gautier. From Cecille, Tom learns that fur trader Dirk Rourke fears the coming of the railroad because it threatens his hold on the Indians and other trappers. Tom and Rorke have a bitter fight over Cecille, and Tom asks her to wait for him, as he has to go back and finish his job with the railroad. Aided by Dynamite Dawson, Tom finds evidence of Rourke's work against the railroad construction and almost loses his life when Rourke fires into some crates of dynamite Tom is unloading. The construction camp's doctor, Edith Cabot, gives her own blood in a transfusion to save Tom's life. Cecille, realizing that her father is working with Rourke against the railroad,rides off to warn Tom. Rourke intercepts her and tells her that Tom is in love with the lady doctor, but she bullwhips ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

MEN AND WOMEN UNTAMED AS THE SAVAGE WILDERNESS...with bare hands they fought off wild Indians, and conquered a continent! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1950 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazones de acero See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nat Holt Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (German version)| Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The CPR provided rail construction gangs that starred in the film and set up a stretch of fake tracks beside the main line.The CPR also provided an authentic 1800s construction train. See more »

Goofs

Nancy Olson's hair styles, costumes, and general demeanor are all strictly in the 1949 mode, despite the fact that the story is taking place in the mid-1880s. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Edith Cabot: My father was killed, Mr. Andrews, because he tried to use a gun against a man instead of reasoning with him. If he hadn't worn a gun, he'd still be alive.
Tom Andrews: I'm sorry about your father. I've learned, though, that in this country if I draw faster, I keep living.
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Oh Canada
14 December 2008 | by dsewizzrd-1See all my reviews

This Canadian western is filmed in Cinecolor, an early and not very effective attempt at colour.

Randolph Scott is a surveyor for the railway and the locals attempt to stop the railway by stirring the Red Indians.

Already with a fiancé, a keen and ripe local, Scott shacks up with a doctor working on the line. She gives him her blood after an incident, fortunately the same type as he lives rather than dying in screaming agony.

But she's a dud, cos her fancy university learnin' has taught her to hate fightin' and shootin'.


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