Tag Archives: Espee

Murder in the Private Car 1934

Metro Goldwyn Mayer I first heard about this movie on one of my favorite blogs. The first part of the film is mostly on studio sets, but the big finish is just bursting with scenes along Southern Pacific Railroad’s Dunsmuir, … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire 1961

  Metro Goldwyn Mayer How about an entire town surrounded by a raging forest fire with only a little Baldwin 2-6-2T tank engine and a couple SP heavyweight coaches to trundle the populace to safety? That’s what we have here … 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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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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Special Agent 1949

Paramount Pictures Told in a semi-documentary style complete with officiously-serious narrator and accompanied by “Justice Marches On” type music, “Secret Agent” tells the tale of a train hold up, murder and subsequent tracking down of the prepetrators. This movie borrowed … Continue reading

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Suddenly 1954

United Artists/Hal Roach Studios Coming off his Oscar-winning performance in 1953’s “From Here to Eternity”, Frank Sinatra plays the sinister, hired-assassin who is gunning for the President!  With his henchmen in tow, Frank descends on the sleepy little town of … Continue reading

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