Union Pacific
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Union Pacific
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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Released in 1939 and boasting patriotic zeal, DeMille's empire-building epic is one of his most impressive pictures, with wonderful performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea at their peak."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It has the grand sweep of a DeMille film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Rip-snortin', old-fashioned Western, with understated McCrea and hammy Stanwyck a great team."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
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