Tag Archives: Paramount Pictures

Trading Places 1983

  Paramount Pictures While not generally thought of as a train movie, Trading Places uses an Amtrak journey along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from Washington D.C. to New York City as a key plot device. Even though most of the … Continue reading

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Last Train From Gun Hill 1959

  Paramount Pictures Kirk Douglas (as Marshal Matt Morgan) and Anthony Quinn (as Craig Belden) star in this very well done western drama about a lawman seeking justice for his murdered wife. Of course, the REAL star of the show … 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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Whispering Smith 1948

Paramount Pictures In my continual search for obscure train movies, I came across Whispering Smith from 1948.  I was able to obtain a good Technicolor print from the Universal DVD collection.  It turned out to be sort of Paramount’s rendition … Continue reading

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Union Station 1950

Paramount Pictures I first came across this movie by accident years ago, channel-surfing in during the “Elevated” scene.  I was hooked.  Revisiting Union Station recently, it proved to be a gripping and enjoyable rainy-afternoon’s viewing, set in the railroad terminal … Continue reading

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The Major and the Minor 1942

Paramount Pictures Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland star in Billy Wilder’s directing debut. Fed up with life in New York City, 20-something Susan Applegate (played by Ginger Rogers), decides to head home to little Stevenson, Iowa.  Her journey begins at … Continue reading

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Denver and Rio Grande 1952

  Paramount Pictures/Nat Holt Productions It doesn’t get any better than narrow gauge steam in the mountains for the serious railfan.  This movie is loaded with colorful railroad action culminating in a spectacular head-on collision of two trains. Filmed mainly on the … Continue reading

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