Tag Archives: Southern Pacific Railroad

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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The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance 1941

  Columbia Pictures Yet another case of sleeplessness (maybe I should mention this to my doctor), led me to discover The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance (1941) in the wee, small hours of the morning. This film is the 5th … 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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Spy Train 1943

  Monogram Pictures Released during World War 2, Spy Train is a B picture (maybe a C picture) about those sinister German types out to blow up the local train station with a suitcase bomb. The trouble starts when the … Continue reading

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Sunset in the West 1950

Republic Pictures A case of insomnia at 2am led to me finding this train movie while channel-surfing around. The star Roy Rogers was almost synonymous with the B western movie so popular in the 1940’s and 50’s.  At just over … Continue reading

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Without Reservations 1946

RKO Radio Pictures Without Reservations is a light-hearted, post-World War 2, cross-country journey from New York to Hollywood with the first 43 minutes of the picture taking place on various crowded passenger trains.  Claudette Colbert (as Christopher “Kit” Madden) is … Continue reading

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The Iron Horse 1924

William Fox Presentation US Version 149 minutes John Ford’s epic directorial masterpiece (epic usually means over two hours in length) about the building of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. This mostly-forgotten silent picture featured a remarkable amount … Continue reading

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