DIRECTED BY ANDRE DE TOTH
MUSIC BY DAVID BUTTOLPH
MUSIC BY DAVID BUTTOLPH
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
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.
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Randolph Scott ... Silent Jeff Kincaid
Lucille Norman ... Susan Mitchell
Raymond Massey ... Big Jack Davis
Richard Webb ... Alan Kincaid
James Millican ... Jim Squires
Larry Keating ... William Sharon
George Cleveland ... Henry Dodson
William Haade ... Hardrock Haggerty
Don Beddoe ... Zeke Mitchell
Thurston Hall ... Charles Crocker
Vince Barnett ... Henry
and many more...
André De Toth ... (as Andre De Toth)
Sloan Nibley ... (screenplay) and
Winston Miller ... (screenplay)
Sloan Nibley ... (story)
David Weisbart ... producer
Bryan Foy ... producer (uncredited)
John W. Boyle ... director of photography (as John Boyle
This was Warner Bros.' first film shot in WarnerColor.
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.
Just before Mickey Simpson and his group break through to Randolph Scott
and his group of trapped men, Scott blows out the candle that's illuminating his dark prison. When the film cuts to the view from the rescuers point-of-view shot, light can be seen through the hole.
When the bandits push the freight wagon over the cliff, the dead driver's body cannot be seen.
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