Denver and Rio Grande (1952)

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A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains.

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27 June 2002 | bsmith5552
| I've Been Working On the Railroad...
"Denver & Rio Grande" is probably best remembered for its spectacular head on crash of two vintage trains. Reportedly, two actual trains were used in the sequence. I don't think there were any re-takes.

The plot is the old one about the two competing railroads trying to outdo the other by nook or by crook. Edmond O'Brien (it's about THAT hat) is the trouble shooter for the Denver & Rio Grande. Dean Jagger is the head man and J. Carroll Naish the designing engineer. Laura Elliott is the love interest who thinks that O'Brien shot her brother (Don Haggerty), but of course he didn't. Because of her belief she has been feeding critical information to baddies Sterling Hayden and Lyle Bettger. It all leads to the final showdown featuring the above-mentioned crash and Elliott finding out who the real killer was. Zasu Pitts and Paul Fix (as the stereo-typical Irish engineer) provide the comedy relief.

"Denver & Rio Grande" is full of spectacular scenery and railroad shots that will satisfy the most avid train lover. And there's the crash. A better than average 50's western.

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