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Just before the Civil War (but after the South has seceded), Southern saboteurs try to prevent railroad construction from crossing Kansas to the frontier; army captain Nelson is sent out to oppose them. As the tracks push westward, Nelson must contend with increasingly violent sabotage, while trying to romance the foreman's pretty daughter Barbara.

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  1. Ray Nazarro


  2. Daniel B. Ullman


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  1. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    Capt. John Nelson

  2. Eve Miller

    Eve Miller

    Barbara Bruce

  3. Barton MacLane

    Barton MacLane

    Cal Bruce

  4. Harry Shannon

    Harry Shannon

    Smokestack the Train Engineer

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    Tom Fadden

    Gus Gustavson the Train Fireman

  6. Reed Hadley

    Reed Hadley

    Bill Quantrill

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 13m

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  • February 22, 1953



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