Tag Archives: Super Chief

So You Want A Model Railroad 1955

  Warner Brothers Pictures Coming in at 8 minutes and 32 seconds, “So You Want A Model Railroad” is a comedy short all about the “dangers” of model train addiction. This film points out that during the postwar boom, many … 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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Santa Fe 1951

Columbia Pictures Randolph Scott stars in this 1951 Columbia Pictures western about the construction of the Santa Fe Railway from Atchison, Kansas through Topeka (naturally) to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Filmed in Technicolor, this flick features California and Arizona shooting … 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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3 For Bedroom C 1952

Warner Brothers Pictures In her first movie since “Sunset Boulevard” (Maaaxxx!!), Gloria Swanson stars alongside the recently re-equipped 1951 edition of Santa Fe Railway’s Super Chief passenger train. The Santa Fe loaned Warner Brothers some of their new passenger cars … Continue reading

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