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Carson City (1952)

Approved | | Western | 3 November 1952 (UK)
When a banker finds his stagecoach shipments of gold from Carson City are vulnerable to holdups, he commissions the building of a railroad through the mountains.

Director:

André De Toth (as Andre De Toth)

Writers:

Sloan Nibley (screenplay), Winston Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Randolph Scott ... Silent Jeff Kincaid
Lucille Norman ... Susan Mitchell
Raymond Massey ... Big Jack Davis
Richard Webb ... Alan Kincaid
James Millican ... Jim Squires
Larry Keating ... William Sharon
George Cleveland ... Henry Dodson
William Haade ... Hardrock Haggerty
Don Beddoe ... Zeke Mitchell
Thurston Hall ... Charles Crocker
Vince Barnett ... Henry
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Banker William Sharon becomes desperate that his gold and silver shipments from Carson City to Virginia City are the helpless targets of a band of outlaws called "The Champagne Bandits." In true Robin Hood-fashion, after robbing the stage of its bullion, they treat its passengers to a fried chicken picnic replete with champagne. Sharon becomes convinced that the only way to foil the gang is to build a railroad to carry the ore, but that will take an extraordinary engineer in such mountainous territory. Sharon finds his man in brawling adventurer Jeff Kincaid, an experienced hand at difficult jobs and former resident of Carson City who knows the difficult terrain very well. It becomes a reunion of sorts as Kincaid's half brother works for the local newspaper, but they soon become rivals for the affections of Susan Mitchell, the publisher's daughter. Kincaid also has to fight the town's hostility to his boisterous railhands and ongoing efforts by the outlaws to sabotage the project. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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He comes tearing in with a gun and a grin ... to carve a new notch in the Silver Belt of Nevada ! See more »

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Western

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The locomotive used is Virginia and Truckee 22, Inyo. It still runs at the Nevada Railroad museum. See more »

Goofs

Just before Mickey Simpson and his group break through to Randolph Scott and his group of trapped men, Scott blows out the candle that's illuminating his dark prison. When the film cuts to the view from the rescuers point-of-view shot, light can be seen through the hole. See more »

Quotes

Charles Crocker: Henry!
Henry: [Walking into the room] Yes, sir?
Charles Crocker: Jeff Kincaid's in town!
Henry: Yes, sir.
Charles Crocker: Find him!
Henry: Yes. Whe-where shall I look for him, sir?
Charles Crocker: Well, you know him, don't yuh?
Henry: Yes, sir.
Charles Crocker: Then you know where to look.
[He gives Henry a dismissive gesture]
[...]
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a good Saturday afternoon movie
6 March 2001 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

This film is a good Saturday afternoon western. Randolph Scott attempts to build a railroad between Carson City, and Virginia City. He must battle with an assortment of evil men, his own workers, and his step brother. I give this western an 8 out of 10 for its story, and its action.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Champagne Bandits See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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