Tag Archives: 20th Century Fox

Silver Streak 1976

  20th Century Fox What could be finer than a movie featuring classic GMD cab units pulling a matched set of Budd-built streamlined passenger equipment? When Amtrak balked at having its equipment used for a murder/mystery, Canada stepped in to … Continue reading

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Von Ryan’s Express 1965

  Twentieth Century Fox Eleven years after Frank Sinatra appeared in Suddenly, he starred in yet another railroad movie. Filmed in Italy, Spain and the studio back in Hollywood, Von Ryan’s Express is the tale of WW2 Allied prisoners commandeering … Continue reading

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Canadian Pacific 1949

20th Century Fox Pictures Randolph Scott! stars in this standard building-the-railroad-west oater from 1949.  Filmed in sepia-toned Cinecolor, Canadian Pacific gives us a look at Canada’s spectacular mountain scenery. The film begins with a brief look at “modern day” (1949) … Continue reading

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The Harvey Girls 1946

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer MGM’s splashy Technicolor musical tells the story of Fred Harvey and his famous waitresses who helped “tame the west” along the Santa Fe Railway. Judy Garland (Susan Bradley) stars as the plucky gal-who-came-West-to-marry. After discovering her intended is a … Continue reading

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Night Train to Munich 1940

20th Century Fox A dramatic eve-of-war-in-Europe movie starring Margaret Lockwood (Anna Bomasch) and Rex Harrison (Gus Bennett) with Paul Henreid (Karl Marsen) in a supporting role. Most of the train scenes are studio mock-ups with a couple models used for … Continue reading

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Terror Train 1980

20th Century Fox A slasher movie on a train where no one can get away?  Cool!  I remember seeing this one on TV many times growing up (with the more gory details edited out and lots and lots of commercials).  … Continue reading

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