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Canadian Pacific (1949)





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Filmed on location in the Canadian Rockies, this historical adventure spins a fanciful account of the building of the Canadian Pacific railroad. Randolph Scott heads the cast as Tom Andrews, a rough-and-ready surveyor who meets and conquers all obstacles in the railroad's path. The biggest fly in the ointment is trapper Dirk Rourke (Victor Jory), who perceives the Canadian Pacific as a threat to his livelihood. Rourke foments an Indian uprising which very nearly destroys the railroad. But Andrews and his hardy band persevere. Jane Wyatt plays the heroine among more intelligent and self-reliant lines than is usual in films of this nature. Highly suspect on a historical level, Canadian Pacific is nonetheless an exciting piece of filmmaking, evocatively photographed in Cinecolor by Fred Jackman Jr.

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Randolph Scott
as Tom Andrews
Jane Wyatt
as Dr. Edith Cabot
Nancy Olson
as Cecille Gautier
J. Carroll Naish
as Dynamite Dawson
Victor Jory
as Dirk Rourke
Robert H. Barrat
as Cornelius Van Horne
Walter Sande
as Mike Brannigan
Grandon Rhodes
as Dr. Mason
Mary Kent
as Mrs. Gautier
John Parrish
as Mr. Gautier
John Hamilton
as Pere Lacomb
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Critic Reviews for Canadian Pacific

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

This so-called outdoor action picture very quickly and wearily settles down to trickling along in the old bed of cowboy-and-Indian films.

August 4, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Tells an inaccurate story of the building of the Canadian Pacific railroad.

July 30, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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