|THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE
(director: Francis Lyon; screenwriter: Lawrence Edward Watkin;
cinematographer: Charles Boyle; editor:
Ellsworth Hoagland; music: Paul Smith; cast: Fess
(James J. Andrews), Jeffrey Hunter (William A. Fuller), Jeff York (William Campbell), John Lupton (William Pittenger), Eddie Firestone (Robert Buffum), Kenneth Tobey (Anthony Murphy), Don Megowan
(Marion A. Ross), Claude Jarman Jr. (Jacob Parrott), Harry Carey Jr. (William Bensinger), Lennie Geer (J. A. Wilson), George Robotham (William Knight), Stan Jones (Wilson Brown), Marc Hamilton (John Wollam), John Wiley (John M. Scott), Slim Pickens (Pete Bracken); Runtime: 85; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Lawrence Edward Watkin; Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment (Buena Vista Films); 1956)
|"It's an enjoyable adventure
tale, especially for youngsters."
by Dennis Schwartz
Lyon ("Gunsight Ridge"/"The
Destructors"/"Destination Inner Space") helms this
real life Civil War spy story about bravery under
fire. It's written by Lawrence
During the Civil War, the Union spy Andrews
Parker) and some volunteers
steal a Confederate train and drive it into Union
land. On the way, Andrews' Raiders destroy the
Confederate railway system.
an enjoyable adventure tale, especially for
pic serves as Disney's serious version of the Buster
Keaton masterpiece silent, The General (1927).
REVIEWED ON 7/7/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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