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The Great Barrier

The Great Barrier 1937

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The Great Barrier 1937

84 mins United Kingdom Director. Milton Rosmer

This ambitiously mounted, rousing British Western pits man - and the odd woman - against the elements in the attempt to drive the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Rocky Mountains. Impressive location work in Glacier National Park enriches this tale of an inveterate gambler (Hollywood's Richard Arlen) being won over by the cause - and the eyes of the foreman's daughter - and persuaded to join the valiant struggle to complete the line.

Directed by

Milton Rosmer

Featuring

J. Farrell Macdonald

Roy Emerton

Barry Mackay

Antoinette Cellier

Lilli Palmer

Richard Arlen

Genres

Western

Tags

Canadian Paciifc Railway Railway engineering

Collection

Romance of Rail Unavailable on DVD Free Archive Features

Released

1937

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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