Tag Archives: Universal Pictures

Continental Divide 1981

Universal Pictures John Belushi’s penultimate (fancy word for “second-to-last”) movie featured a kaleidoscope of early Amtrak era equipment. Reporter Ernie Souchak (Belushi) is chasing his love interest Nell Porter (played by Blair Brown) cross country as they journey from Chicago … Continue reading

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Rails into Laramie 1954

  Universal Pictures in Technicolor! It’s 1869 and there’s trouble on the K. T. & C. Railroad. Building west from Laramie, construction has come to a grinding halt as the crews have taken to strong drink and the pagan delights … 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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Terror By Night 1946

Universal Studios Dig that crazy movie poster!  Despite the English “look” to this picture, it was all filmed in Universal City, California.  The mostly British cast starred Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce who made a series of 12 Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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Lady On A Train 1945

Universal Pictures For a movie with “Train” in the title, scenes of a railroad nature are quite scarce. The opening and first five minutes, along with the finale of this picture, constitutes the entirety of this flicks’ train hype. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Runaway 1973

Universal Studios produced this picture for ABC Television as their September 29th 1973 Movie-of-the-Week. I saw this movie on ABC TV when it first aired in 1973.  The plot is a passenger trainload of skiers has lost its air brakes … Continue reading

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