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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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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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He comes tearing in with a gun and a grin ... to carve a new notch in the Silver Belt of Nevada ! See more »

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3 November 1952 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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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In the scene where the train is taken over near the end of movie, alternating shots of the cars show modern couplers and air brake hoses on the cars appearing and disappearing. The time period was before these were invented. See more »

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Zeke Mitchell: This will be a different town if you put a railroad in here, you know that.
Silent Jeff Kincaid: It could stand a little wakening up.
Zeke Mitchell: I happen to like it the way it is.
Silent Jeff Kincaid: Growing pains are always a little tough. But you can't get to be an adult without them. That goes for towns too.
Zeke Mitchell: That depends on what you mean by being an adult.
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"If you're a such a good man, grow up and act like one."
11 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A band of stage coach robbers backed by Raymond Massey are holding up gold shipments out of Carson City. Amusingly, after each hold-up the bandits treat the stage passengers to a nice meal with champagne to drink! Convinced the only way to transport the gold safely is by rail, the mine owner hires tough guy engineer Randolph Scott to build a railroad from Carson City to Virginia City. There's also a subplot love triangle with Scott, his brother, and Lucille Norman that does nobody any favors. Watchable time-killer western. Scott doesn't have to stretch his acting muscles much, but that's okay. It's enjoyable enough with a nice turn from Massey as the gentlemanly villain. More focus on the bandits and less on the stomach-churning love triangle would have helped a lot.


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