|Directed by||Ray Nazarro|
Edward Morey Jr.
|Written by||Daniel B. Ullman|
|Music by||Albert Sendrey|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures Corporation|
|Release date(s)||February 22, 1953|
|Running time||73 min.|
Kansas Pacific is a 1953 U.S. Cinecolor motion picture directed by Ray Nazarro. It stars Sterling Hayden and Eve Miller. The movie is western, offering a fictionalized account of the struggle to build the Kansas Pacific Railway in the 1860s during the American Civil War. In the movie, the building of railroad in Kansas is opposed by sympathizers of the Confederacy.
General Winfield Scott sends a Corps of Engineers Captain (Hayden) incognito to complete the railroad in order to supply Western outposts when war is declared. Opposing the railway is Confederate William Quantrill (Reed Hadley) whose mission is to stop or delay the railway from being completed.
The rights to the film are currently in the public domain.
The movie was filmed at the Iverson Movie Ranch and the Sierra Railroad in Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown, California. Walter Mirisch of Allied Artists had Walter Wanger's name put on the picture as a producer though he was in prison for shooting agent Jennings Lang. Thanks to Mirisch, Wanger received a producer's billing, salary and profit participation.
- p.49 Mirisch, Walter I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History 2008 University of Wisconsin Press
- Kansas Pacific at the Internet Movie Database
- Kansas Pacific available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
- Kansas Pacific at Allmovie
- Kansas Pacific at Rotten Tomatoes
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