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Union Pacific

Union Pacific (1939)

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Release Date: May 5, 1939 Limited

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Cecil B. DeMille takes us back to the 1860s, then rebuilds the first intercontinental railroad in Union Pacific. The real-life spectacle is occasionally interrupted by the fictional adventures of railroad overseer Joel McCrea, postmistress Barbara Stanwyck (with an incredible Irish brogue), and McCrea's best pal Robert Preston. Unfortunately Preston has fallen in with Brian Donlevy, who is dedicated to destroying the Union Pacific railroad on behalf of a crooked political cartel. During an

May 23, 2006

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Released in 1939 and boasting patriotic zeal, DeMille's empire-building epic is one of his most impressive pictures, with wonderful performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea at their peak.

August 15, 2008 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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It has the grand sweep of a DeMille film.

May 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Rip-snortin', old-fashioned Western, with understated McCrea and hammy Stanwyck a great team.

September 1, 2006
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Typical overblown, overlong DeMille epic. Stanwyck is excellent as always although the 30's eyebrows are a bit distracting.
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