Passed | | History, Romance, Western
After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway.
According to R.L. Hough, about 35 of the many extras were retired, elderly Chinese-Americans who had previously had decades-long careers working for the railroad. Hough described them as "wonderful" to work with.
This town's a law an' order town - an' this fight's goin' to be conducted legal!
In some scenes at least one of the workers can be seen hitting next to the railroad spike instead of actually driving the spike into the railroad tie.
The DVD release of this film contains two different edits, one for the American market and one for Europe. The American release is 16 minutes longer than the European cut. The American cut is dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln while the European release is dedicated to the memory of George Stephenson. In the American release Fred Kohler's character is named Deroux while in the European cut his character is named Bauman.
$942,889 (USA) (31 December 1925)