Tag Archives: Southern Pacific Railroad

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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Operation Tiger 1970

Cinema General Studios Hogan’s Heroes! One of my favorite TV shows as a kid growing up. I’m so old, I can remember watching some of them when they were first broadcast. I own the entire series (six seasons) on DVD … Continue reading

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Double Indemnity 1944

Paramount Pictures Southern Pacific Railroad and the Burbank Train Station play a key part in Billy Wilder’s classic film noir, Double Indemnity. 51 minutes into the movie, Walter (Fred MacMurray) and Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck) hatch their plot to stage her … Continue reading

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The Goat 1921

Metro Pictures Corporation This 23 minute silent picture stars Buster Keaton who, through a twisted case of mistaken identity, finds himself on the run from the local constabulary. About 5 minutes into this short, we get our first train scene … Continue reading

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In the Heat of the Night 1967

United Artists While not particularly obscure (it won 5 Oscars), “Heat” treats us to at least two different railroads, Gulf Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) -and- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP or MoPac). We see passenger operations, freight trains, shop facilities, depots … Continue reading

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The Perils of Pauline 1947

Paramount Pictures Actress Betty Hutton is the damsel in distress in this publicity still, tied to the railroad tracks in this post-WW2 Technicolor remake of the old 1914 Perils of Pauline silent movie serials. Posing with Hutton is Southern Pacific … Continue reading

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McLintock! 1963

United Artists Batjac Productions Wow, this movie was a LOT of fun to watch! They even made a comic book about it (ahh…watch where you’re pointing that rifle, John….). Yes sir, John Wayne (as George Washington “G.W.” McLintock) and Maureen … Continue reading

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