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      Kansas Pacific

      Released Feb 22, 1953 1h 13m Western List
      Reviews 35% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings With the American Civil War looming, construction of the Pacific railroad is being held up in Kansas, sabotaged by Confederate sympathizers. The government dispatches an Army engineer, John Nelson (Sterling Hayden), to oversee construction, and he initially rubs the wrong way both his proud boss (Barton MacLane) and his boss's feisty daughter (Eve Miller). Eventually, though, both fall for Nelson's charms, and the hero seeks to uncover the Southern rat so he can lead the Union men due west. Read More Read Less

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      ashley h Kansas Pacific is an okay film. It is about Southern saboteurs who attack frontier railroad construction when the Civil War was about to begin. Sterling Hayden and Eve Miller give decent performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Ray Nazarro did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the action. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Steady frontier western pitting the well worn theme of progress against interests. It's always lively though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Okay Sterling Hayden western about the building of a railroad from Kansas to the Pacific. Hayden has to face down ex-Confederate soldiers who are trying stop the completion of the railroad. It's not bad but far from a classic. You do get to see Clayton "Lone Ranger" Moore without his mask. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member reel good technicolor western about the building of America's railroad just b4 the civil war. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A U.S. officer overlooks the completion of a Kansas railway held back by Confederate attacks just before the Civil War begins. Dull and formulaic western with some nice action sequences but overall pretty poorly made. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This is actually a pretty good film by Allied Artists Pictures, its a 1953 U.S. Cinecolor motion picture directed by Ray Nazarro. It stars Sterling Hayden and Eve Miller. My copy came from the Mill Creek 50 pack of Combat Classics. How this movie got into that collection is beyond me. Its more of a western then a combat movie, but the time era is supposed to be right before the cilvil war. That being I didn't notice one African American on the railroad crew nor did I see any Asians, go figure those odds. But the movie itself is about a railroad across Kansas the South sees it as a threat and the Nort Sees it as a Good Trade line. Henchman Stone is played by Clayton Moore (The Masked Lone Ranger) who is a bad guy, now thats a twist.. The main character named "Mr. Bruce" who ever heard of that in the Western. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis With the American Civil War looming, construction of the Pacific railroad is being held up in Kansas, sabotaged by Confederate sympathizers. The government dispatches an Army engineer, John Nelson (Sterling Hayden), to oversee construction, and he initially rubs the wrong way both his proud boss (Barton MacLane) and his boss's feisty daughter (Eve Miller). Eventually, though, both fall for Nelson's charms, and the hero seeks to uncover the Southern rat so he can lead the Union men due west.
      Director
      Ray Nazarro
      Producer
      Walter Wanger
      Production Co
      Walter Wanger Productions, Inc.
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 22, 1953, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 11, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 13m
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