Directed by Byron Haskin • 1952 • United States
Starring Edmond O’Brien, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger
The building of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad provides the colorful backdrop to this entertaining western. Edmond O’Brien and Sterling Hayden are the rival engineers who compete to construct the first train line across the Rocky Mountains—resorting to often unscrupulous methods as they race against time and each other. Rollicking action and splashy Technicolor cinematography make for an exciting outdoor adventure, featuring a spectacular head-on collision between two actual period locomotives.