Union Pacific

Union Pacific

Director: Cecil B. DeMille Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff

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Overview

Cecil B. DeMille takes us back to the 1860s, then rebuilds the first intercontinental railroad in Union Pacific. The real-life spectacle is occasionally interrupted by the fictional adventures of railroad overseer Joel McCrea, postmistress Barbara Stanwyck (with an incredible Irish brogue), and McCrea's best pal Robert Preston. Unfortunately Preston has fallen in with Brian Donlevy, who is dedicated to destroying the Union Pacific railroad on behalf of a crooked political cartel. During an Indian attack, McCrea and Preston fight side by side to save Stanwyck, prompting Preston to turn honest. On the day in 1869 that the "Golden Spike" is to be driven at Promontory Point, Preston is killed saving McCrea from Donlevy's bullets. Union Pacific owes a great deal to John Ford's 1924 film on the same subject, The Iron Horse, even restaging one or two major action sequences from the earlier film. This DeMille spectacular was a big hit with audiences of 1939, who craved a booster shot of flag-waving now and again.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2015
UPC: 0025192263101
Original Release: 1939
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 2:16:00
Sales rank: 344

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Mollie Monohan
Joel McCrea Jeff Butler
Akim Tamiroff Fiesta
Robert Preston Dick Allen
Brian Donlevy Sid Campeau
Lynne Overman Leach Overmile
Anthony Quinn Jack Cordray
Evelyn Keyes Mrs. Calvin
Stanley Ridges Gen. Casement
Regis Toomey Paddy O'Rourke
Sid Saylor Barker
J.M. Kerrigan Monahan
William Haade Dusky Clayton
Harry Woods Al Brett
Fuzzy Knight Cookie
Henry Kolker Asa M. Barrows
Richard Lane Sam Reed
Noble Johnson Indian
Joe Sawyer Shamus
Harold Goodwin E.E. Calvin
May Beatty Mrs. Hogan
Nora Cecil Woman
Julia Faye Mame
Ruth Warren Mrs. Cassidy
Richard Alexander Actor
Max Davidson Actor
Dutch Hendrian Actor
Robert E. Homans Actor
Si Jenks Actor
Jane Keckley Actor
Florence Lake Actor
Edward J. Le Saint Actor
Walter Long Irishman
Wilbur Mack Actor
Mary MacLaren Actor
Sam McDaniel Actor
John Merton Laborer
Pat Moriarity Actor
Louis Natheaux Actor
Emory Parnell Actor
James Pierce Card Player
Jack Richardson Actor
Buddy Roosevelt Fireman
Frank Shannon Actor
Stanhope Wheatcroft Actor
Greg Whitespear Actor
Frank Yaconelli Accordion Player
Sonny Chorre Actor
Tony Urchell Indian Brave
Maude Fealy Actor
Robert H. Barrat Duke Ring
Francis McDonald Gen. Grenville M. Dodge
Willard Robertson Oakes Ames
Lon Chaney Dollarhide
Joseph Crehan Gen. U.S. Grant
Selmar Jackson Jerome
Russell Hicks Sergeant
Davison Clark Doctor
Jack Pennick Harmonica Player
Elmo Lincoln Card Player
Lane Chandler Conductor
James Flavin Paddy
Monte Blue Indian
Nestor Paiva C.P. Conductor
David Newell Reporter
Richard Denning Reporter
Chief Thundercloud Indian
George Regas Actor
Iron Eyes Cody Indian
George Anderson Actor
Stanley Andrews Dr. Harkness
Earl Askam Bluett
Paul Everton Rev. Dr. Tadd
Byron Foulger Andrew Whipple
Gus Glassmire Gov. Stafford
Ray Mala Indian
John Marston Durant, railroad V.P.
James McNamara Mr. Mills
William Pawley Dinty
Charles Stevens Actor
Guy Usher Leland Stanford
Morgan Wallace Sen. Smith
William Worthington Oliver Ames
Sheila D'Arcy Rose
Ernie S. Adams Gen. Sheridan

Technical Credits
Cecil B. DeMille Director,Producer
Roland Anderson Art Director
George Antheil Score Composer
William Le Baron Executive Producer
Anne Bauchens Editor
Jack Cunningham Screenwriter
Walter de Leon Screenwriter
Hans Dreier Art Director
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
A.E. Freudeman Set Decoration/Design
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Sigmund Krumgold Score Composer
Jesse Lasky Screenwriter
John Leipold Score Composer
Victor Milner Cinematographer
William Pine Associate Producer
Loren L. Ryder Special Effects
C. Gardner Sullivan Screenwriter
Irvin Talbot Musical Direction/Supervision
Natalie Visart Costumes/Costume Designer
Dewey Wrigley Cinematographer

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