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Carson City (1952)

Approved | | Western | 3 November 1952 (UK)
When a banker finds his stagecoach shipments of gold from Carson City are vulnerable to holdups, he commissions the building of a railroad through the mountains.

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(as Andre De Toth)

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Silent Jeff Kincaid
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Big Jack Davis
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Alan Kincaid
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Jim Squires
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William Sharon
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Henry Dodson
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Hardrock Haggerty
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Zeke Mitchell
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Banker William Sharon becomes desperate that his gold and silver shipments from Carson City to Virginia City are the helpless targets of a band of outlaws called "The Champagne Bandits." In true Robin Hood-fashion, after robbing the stage of its bullion, they treat its passengers to a fried chicken picnic replete with champagne. Sharon becomes convinced that the only way to foil the gang is to build a railroad to carry the ore, but that will take an extraordinary engineer in such mountainous territory. Sharon finds his man in brawling adventurer Jeff Kincaid, an experienced hand at difficult jobs and former resident of Carson City who knows the difficult terrain very well. It becomes a reunion of sorts as Kincaid's half brother works for the local newspaper, but they soon become rivals for the affections of Susan Mitchell, the publisher's daughter. Kincaid also has to fight the town's hostility to his boisterous railhands and ongoing efforts by the outlaws to sabotage the project. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Warner Bros.' roaring story of Nevada's Border-War ! See more »

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Western

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3 November 1952 (UK)  »

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The Champagne Bandits  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(WarnerColor)

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1.37 : 1
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This was Warner Bros.' first film shot in WarnerColor. See more »

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When the bandits push the freight wagon over the cliff, the dead driver's body cannot be seen. See more »

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'Big' Jack Davis: Rob the poor and you get a posse of outraged citizens after you. Rob a mine owner and nobody cares
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Rather ordinary stagecoach vs. railroad adventure...
14 May 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Due to a rash of stagecoach robberies dogging the area, itinerant engineer Randolph Scott is enlisted to head up construction of a railroad between Carson City and Virginia City, Nevada; naturally, the financiers of the stagecoach line are against the project, particularly the men anonymously responsible for the robberies! Typical western vehicle for amiable, strong-jawed Scott, shot in muddy color and with a by-the-numbers group of villains. Director André De Toth does manage to get things off to a solid start: the bandits treat their weary travelers to champagne and fine dining, while a curious love-triangle develops between Scott, half-brother Richard Webb, and publisher's daughter Lucille Norman, who's always in the way. The explosions and crashes look good, but the proverbial showdown offers nothing new. *1/2 from ****


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