Tag Archives: Canadian Pacific Railway

The 49th Parallel 1941

Ortus Films / General Film Distributors Ltd. This star-studded British propaganda movie filmed at the start of World War 2, features steam trains as well as Canada’s magnificent scenery. The picture was a gentle nudge to Americans (not yet in … Continue reading

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The Canadian 1955

  A Canadian Pacific Presentation An Associated Screen Picture In 1955, Canadian Pacific Railway introduced its flagship train, The Canadian to the traveling public.  This film features the on-board amenities and scenery of a journey west from Montreal and Toronto … 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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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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The Grey Fox 1982

United Artists/Zoetrope Studios/Mercury Pictures I first saw this movie in the theatre and enjoyed it thoroughly.  It never seemed to be released on DVD until recently (just google The Grey Fox 1982 and you’ll see what I mean).  It can … Continue reading

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The Railrodder 1965

In this National Film Board of Canada production, Buster Keaton plays a proper Englishman who, reads in his newspaper of an ad to “Visit Canada”, (cue flashes of Mounties, Eskimos, Logging, Indians, Stampeders, etc.).  This convinces him to jump off a bridge into … Continue reading

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