Tag Archives: Pullman

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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The Palm Beach Story 1942

Paramount Studios Take a Ride on the Pennsy! Yes, it’s a Preston Sturges-directed screwball comedy from the early 1940’s and while not exactly obscure, the picture has a good hunk of onboard-the-train hijinks to keep things rolling merrily along. From … Continue reading

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Midnight Limited 1940

  Monogram Pictures Jewel thieves are working the Montreal train! Yes, foppish rich-o’s are being relieved of their ice at an alarming rate in this shadowy B-picture from Monogram Studios (motto: We make crappy films and we don’t care). Mostly … 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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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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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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The Great K&A Train Robbery 1926

William Fox Pictures I first saw scenes from this movie long ago whilst watching a railroads-in-movies anthology on TV.  This silent gem had all its exterior shots “Photographed in the Royal Gorge of Colorado, U.S.A.” We never do find out … Continue reading

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