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Overland Pacific (1954)

Approved | | Western | 27 February 1954 (USA)
Railroad investigator tries to find the reason behind constant Indian attacks on the railroad.

Director:

Fred F. Sears

Writers:

J. Robert Bren (screenplay by), Gladys Atwater (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jock Mahoney ... Ross Granger (as Jack Mahoney)
Peggie Castle ... Ann Dennison
Adele Jergens ... Jessie Loraine
William Bishop ... Del Stewart
Chubby Johnson ... Sheriff Blaney
Walter Sande ... Mr. Dennison (Donnison in the credits)
Pat Hogan ... Dark Thunder
Chris Alcaide ... Jason
Fred Graham ... Jenks - Stage Driver
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Storyline

It's just after the Civil War and a railroad is expanding westward. Saloon owner Stewart brings in rifles hidden in whisky barrels and gives them to the Indians to attack the construction crew. He is trying to get the railroad to change it's route and go through his town. Posing as a telegrapher, railroad agent Granger arrives to see if he can stop the railroad's troubles. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

Hard-as-spikes men and soft-as-silk women ... they ran into towering canyons and Comanche terror when they ran the railroad to the Gold Coast.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silver Dollar See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor) (as Color Corp. of America)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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In the final battle between the railroad crew and the Indians at the end of the movie, when the Indians are finally driven off and turn away to ride off, the firing from the railroad camp immediately stops, the Indians at the front wheel their horses around and begin galloping in the opposite direction away from the camp, and after several strides, suddenly two Indians closest to the camera pitch headfirst off their horses like they'd been shot, only there is no more gunfire. See more »

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28 February 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

The B-western Overland Pacific documents the struggle to build a railroad and how the whites are just as brutal as the natives. It seems like an early try at political correctness, and you can't fault the filmmakers for having the best of intentions.

Jock Mahoney headlines this frontier drama. Despite Mr. Mahoney's average amount of talent in the acting department, he does help bring subtle touches of realism to this picture. For example, when there is a brawl on the street and he brushes up against a building or a railing, we actually see dust fly. A lot of westerns are too clean; but the reality is that these old west towns are dirty and dusty.


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