Tag Archives: Union Pacific Railroad

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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Wyoming Mail 1950

  Universal Pictures Stephen McNally (as Steve Davis) and Alexis Smith (as Mary Williams) star in this “tribute” to the beginnings of the Railway Post Office (or RPO). The Union Pacific Railroad is having trouble out in Wyoming with bandits … 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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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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Tricky Train 1964

Clokey Productions, Inc. Season 2, Episode 65 The 1960’s saw additional Gumby claymation cartoons being produced.  Similar to 1956’s Train Trouble (previously reviewed HERE on my blog), Tricky Train found Gumby receiving a half dozen crates each containing a piece … Continue reading

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End of the Line 1987

Orion Classics I remember seeing this movie in the theater when it first came out and nitpicking it to death with all the railroad inaccuracies.  A recent revisit to this flick confirmed its wretchedness.  But, hey, it’s got a train … Continue reading

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