Tag Archives: California

Bedloe’s Successor 1965

  Filmways Television Columbia Broadcasting System My all-time favorite railroad-themed TV show was/is Petticoat Junction. While not a movie per se, P.J. is old enough to be ancient history to a lot of people. Color finally arrived with the third … Continue reading

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The Cimarron Kid 1952

  Universal Pictures                             It’s a shoot out at the Sierra Railroad roundhouse! Audie Murphy (Bill Doolin / The Cimarron Kid) stars in this Technicolor Western alongside three … Continue reading

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The Block Signal 1926

  Gotham Productions A young Jean Arthur stars as the love interest in this silent picture filmed along the Santa Fe Railway in Southern California. Grace Ryan (Arthur) finds herself with two suitors – the cad Bert Steele and college … Continue reading

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Girl Shy 1924

A Pathe Picture Whilst digging through my Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection (see my previous review of Now or Never 1921), I found another train-related silent in 1924’s Girl Shy. Not only is a steam train journey involved, but a key … Continue reading

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Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day 1996

  Stark Productions / Antarctic Pictures Train Hype!  Hey, someone actually made an “Indie” film about a short line railroad! “Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day” even won some sort of award at the Sundance Film Festival.  The movies’ … Continue reading

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Go West 1940

Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Go West! – One of the lesser-known Marx Brothers movies, featured a spectacular fifteen minute train chase to end the picture – filmed along the Sierra Railroad in California. The Marx Brothers took their vaudeville act to the Old West with … Continue reading

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