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1939. Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston - Union Pacific - s133

 

1939. Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston - Union Pacific

1939. Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston - Union Pacific

Union Pacific is a 1939 American Western drama directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea and Robert Preston. Based on the 1936 novel Trouble Shooter by Western fiction author Ernest Haycox, the film is about the building of the eponymous railroad across the American West. Haycox based his novel upon the experiences of a civil engineer, Charles H. Sharman, who worked on the railroad from its start in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1866 up to the golden spike ceremony on May 10, 1869. This was to celebrate the joining of the rails for the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. In fact, the movie recreated the event using the same 1869 golden spike, on loan from Stanford University. wikipedia

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Written by Walter DeLeon, Jack Cunningham, C. Gardner Sullivan

Based on Trouble Shooter (1936 novel) by Ernest Haycox

Produced by Cecil B. DeMille

Cinematography - Victor Milner

Edited by Anne Bauchens

Music by Sigmund Krumgold, John Leipold, George Antheil (uncredited)

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Release date 05 May 1939