Tag Archives: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

How The West Was Won 1962

Metro Goldwyn Meyer Filmed in glorious Cinerama with a 3 camera setup, this epic film was a star-studded masterpiece of the Hollywood craft. Of more importance to us, are the two steam locomotives and their accompanying rolling stock which graced … Continue reading

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Breakheart Pass 1976

  Metro Goldwyn Mayer Great Western Railway #75 stars in this mid-1970’s thriller filmed along the spectacular Camas Prairie Railroad in Idaho. With the story taking place in Utah, GWR #75 and equipment are painted up for the fictitious Wasatch … Continue reading

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Man of the West 1958

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Cooper Dooper! Gary Cooper stars as Link Jones in this CinemaScope oater as a reformed outlaw heading to the big city to hire a school marm for his small town. His checkered past nearly catches up with him at Crosscut, … Continue reading

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The Billion Dollar Hobo 1977

Metro Goldwyn Mayer OK, this one’s pretty bad. Tim Conway and Will Geer star in this painfully unfunny comedy with railroad overtones. Indeed, the railroad bits are the only interesting thing about the picture which gives us a look at … Continue reading

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The Hucksters 1947

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures I found out about this movie…from a cartoon!  To be specific, the Warner Brothers classic, “The Ducksters” of 1950.  As the entry in Wiki says, the cartoon’s title is a pun on the 1947 Clark Gable picture, “The … 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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