Denver & Rio Grande


Denver & Rio Grande

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The Denver and the Rio Grande is one of two rival railroad lines, pitted in a race across the Rockies. Whoever arrives at their destination first will win a valuable contract. Edmond O'Brien is chief engineer of the D & RG, while Sterling Hayden is the less reputable man at the throttle for the Canyon City and San Juan line. The climax involves a head-on crash between two actual trains, a fact that earned the film plenty of press coverage back in 1951. Director Byron Haskin keeps things moving so rapidly that we scarcely have time to ponder the script's many cliches.


Edmond O'Brien
as Jim Vesser
Dean Jagger
as General William J.
Lyle Bettger
as Johnny Buff
Kasey Rogers
as Linda Prescott
Paul Fix
as Engineer Monyhan
Don Haggerty
as Bob Nelson
James Burke
as Sheriff Masters
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  • Apr 10, 2013
    Breathtaking scenery and old pros ZaSu Pitts and Dean Jagger help but this is mediocre at best with a surprisingly hammy O'Brien.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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