Iron Horse

V'14

The Iron Horse

John Ford
USA, 1924
122min, eZT

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The Iron Horse

John Ford
USA, 1924
, 122min, eZT

Cast: 
George O'Brien
Madge Bellamy
Charles Edward Bull
Cyril Chadwick
Will Walling
Francis Powers
J. Farrell MacDonald
Jim Welch
George Waggner
Fred Kohler
James A. Marcus
Screenplay: 
Charles Kenyon
John Russell
Camera: 
George Schneiderman
Editor: 
Hettie Gray Baker
Composer: 
Erno Rapee

Production: 
Fox Film
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

The main story of THE IRON HORSE involves the building of a transcontinental railroad and culminates in a reenactment of the famous union of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869. However, the movie also involves a cattle drive, an Indian attack, a saloon brawl, and the Pony Express. In addition, Wild Bill Hickcok, Buffalo Bill, and Abe Lincoln make appearances. The basic situation is filled with suspense as the railroad workers hammer spikes into rails and lay down the iron rails, struggling to be the first to complete their stretch of railroad tracks.

Live piano: Gerhard Gruber