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The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writers:

Paul Leicester Ford (novel), John Stone (scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Mix ... Tom Gordon
Tony the Horse Tony the Horse ... Tony - Tom's Horse (as Tony the Wonder Horse)
Dorothy Dwan ... Madge Cullen
Will Walling ... Eugene Cullen (as William Walling)
Harry Gripp Harry Gripp ... DeLuxe Harry (as Harry Grippe)
Carl Miller ... Burton Holt
Edward Peil Sr. ... Bill Tolfree (as Edward Piel)
Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry ... Snowball (as Curtis McHenry)
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Storyline

Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him bring in the gang he enlists the help of the hobo DeLuxe Harry. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The Foremost Western Thriller of the Greatest Western Star

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Räuber der Königsschlucht See more »

Filming Locations:

Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lew Seiler Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In July 1926 Tom Mix arrived by train in Glenwood Springs, CO, for the shooting. He was accompanied by his family, 55 cast and crew members and 22 horses, including Tony the Horse, who was just as popular as his human counterpart. Two Pullman cars and two special baggage cars conveyed Mix's company and equipment. See more »

Quotes

Tom Gordon: Don't be alarmed Miss Cullen, I'm just a young bandit trying to get along.
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Connections

Referenced in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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Amazing!
2 October 2005 | by davewh11See all my reviews

I am not a fan of silent movies and I didn't know this was a silent film when I started watching. But... it got me from the start. Tom Mix was 46 when he made this film and he did his own stunts! The opening stunt with the ropes over the raging river got me into the film. His horse " Tony " is really good. How did they get him to go across a rope bridge? Apparently Mix rode Tony for many years. The story is predictable but well done as well. The train scenes are fun to watch and although there are some scenes which seem to me over acted I found it a really enjoyable film. It is also interesting to see the furnishings of the railway cars and the steam engines, which are so obviously authentic for their time. It's a duster, not a great movie, but fun to watch. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. There are so many little things of interest throughout the film which give one a glimpse of what life was like - way back when.


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