Tag Archives: Columbia Pictures

The Professionals 1966

  Columbia Pictures This star-studded Western featured the graceful lines of Great Western Railway #75, a Baldwin-built 2-8-0, previously seen in my review of Breakhart Pass 1976. GWR #75 has a dual role, also appearing as N de M engine … Continue reading

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Bite The Bullet 1975

  Columbia Pictures Gene Hackman and Candice Bergen star in this 700 mile horse race loosely-based on an actual event in the early part of the 20th century. Of more interest to us is the extensive use of the newly-created … Continue reading

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Picnic 1955

  Columbia Pictures Chock full of train scenes from start to finish, the movie Picnic was filmed trackside on numerous locations in Kansas. Starring William Holden (as drifter Hal Carter) and Kim Novak (as the town beauty, Madge Owens), this … Continue reading

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3:10 to Yuma 1957

Columbia Pictures Not as well known as 1952’s High Noon, 3:10 to Yuma features a Southern Pacific Railroad Class M-4 Alco 2-6-0 steam engine and train. Filming of the railroad scenes during the movie’s exciting climax occurred in and around … Continue reading

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The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance 1941

  Columbia Pictures Yet another case of sleeplessness (maybe I should mention this to my doctor), led me to discover The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance (1941) in the wee, small hours of the morning. This film is the 5th … Continue reading

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Twentieth Century 1934

Columbia Pictures The film’s namesake refers to New York Central Railroad’s crack express train, The 20th Century Limited. Unfortunately, most of the train “action” occurs onboard (thus on a set) in a Pullman sleeper and adjacent lounge car. On the positive … Continue reading

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Human Desire 1954

Columbia Pictures I came across this train-laced movie on a local TV broadcast quite by accident while channel-surfing. The film stars Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Broderick Crawford in a steamy love triangle that spirals down into jealousy, blackmail and … Continue reading

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