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Overland Pacific (1954)

Approved | | Western | 27 February 1954 (USA)
Railroad investigator tries to find the reason behind constant Indian attacks on the railroad.


Fred F. Sears


J. Robert Bren (screenplay by), Gladys Atwater (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Jock Mahoney ... Ross Granger (as Jack Mahoney)
Peggie Castle ... Ann Dennison
Adele Jergens ... Jessie Loraine
William Bishop ... Del Stewart
Chubby Johnson ... Sheriff Blaney
Walter Sande ... Mr. Dennison (Donnison in the credits)
Pat Hogan ... Dark Thunder
Chris Alcaide ... Jason
Fred Graham ... Jenks - Stage Driver


It's just after the Civil War and a railroad is expanding westward. Saloon owner Stewart brings in rifles hidden in whisky barrels and gives them to the Indians to attack the construction crew. He is trying to get the railroad to change it's route and go through his town. Posing as a telegrapher, railroad agent Granger arrives to see if he can stop the railroad's troubles. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Hard-as-spikes men and soft-as-silk women ... they ran into towering canyons and Comanche terror when they ran the railroad to the Gold Coast.




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Release Date:

27 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silver Dollar See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Cinecolor) (as Color Corp. of America)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?


At approx. 19:38, the telegraph line was referred to as a telephone line. This was supposed to have taken place shortly after the end of the civil war, which was 1865. The telephone was not invented until 1875 and the first telephone was not installed until 1878. The golden spike connecting east to west was driven in May of 1869 in Promontory, Utah. See more »


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Very poor Western in every way. Big waste of time.
7 July 2010 | by chipeSee all my reviews

I see that there are no reviews here so I'll add my two-cents. This was a very poor Western in just about every way. It deserves its 5.0 rating average. I usually like the stars, Jock Mahoney and Peggie Castle. Here they were attractive, anyway. Everything else about the film was cheap, unrealistic, actually embarrassing. Mahoney is known as a stunt man early in his career; here his fistfights were awkwardly staged acrobatic doings. Westerns that have battle-winning ploys at the end of throwing sticks of dynamite or lighting brush fires are a sure sign of a ludicrous movie, and the former was used here. The basic story (the bad guy's plot)seemed pretty thin and unworkable to me.

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