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The iron horse


John Ford

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U.S. version: Silent film, with Spanish or French subtitles.


George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Will Walling, Fred Kohler.

Publication Information

Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1924.

Contains both the International and U.S. versions of the film.

Special features: newly created score composed and conducted by Christopher Caliendo in 5.1 Dolby surround ; audio commentary by author and film historian Robert Birchard ; "Scoring the past : The iron horse sessions with Christopher Caliendo" featurette ; restoration comparison ; vintage program gallery ; advertising gallery ; still gallery.

When President Lincoln authorizes construction of a system that will connect the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways, a contractor and a surveyor set out to map the best route. Although they find a new pass that promises even greater efficiency than previously hoped for, the risk of attacks on workers from natives threatens to dampen the spirit of the ambitious project.


  • [Disc 1.] International version (133 min.)
  • [Disc 2.] U.S. version (149 min.).
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