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The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)

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85 min | Action, Adventure, Family

During the Civil War Union spy Andrews and his men volunteer to steal a Confederate train and drive it to Union territory while destroying the Confederate railway system along the way.
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Director
Francis D. Lyon (as Francis Lyon)
Composer
Paul J. Smith (as Paul Smith)
Cinematographer
Charles P. Boyle (photographed by) (as Charles Boyle)
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$ 2,500,000
Gross (USA)
$ 1,700,000
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Release date
Jan 26, 1956 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Fess Parker
James J. Andrews James J. Andrews   See fewer
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Jeffrey Hunter
William A. Fuller William A. Fuller   See fewer
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Jeff York
William Campbell William Campbell   See fewer
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John Lupton
William Pittenger William Pittenger   See fewer
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Eddie Firestone
Robert Buffum Robert Buffum   See fewer
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Kenneth Tobey
Anthony Murphy Anthony Murphy   See fewer
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Don Megowan
Marion A. Ross Marion A. Ross   See fewer
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Claude Jarman Jr.
Jacob Parrott Jacob Parrott   See fewer
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Harry Carey Jr.
William Bensinger William Bensinger   See fewer
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Leonard P. Geer
J.A. Wilson (as Lennie Geer) J.A. Wilson (as Lennie Geer)   See fewer
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George Robotham
William Knight William Knight   See fewer
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Stan Jones
Wilson Brown Wilson Brown   See fewer
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Marc Hamilton
John Wollam John Wollam   See fewer
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John Wiley
John M. Scott John M. Scott   See fewer
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Slim Pickens
Pete Bracken Pete Bracken   See fewer
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W.S. Bearden
A Switchman A Switchman   See fewer
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Harvey Hester
Jess McIntyre Jess McIntyre   See fewer
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Robert Kent
A Switchman (as Douglas Bleckley) A Switchman (as Douglas Bleckley)   See fewer
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Joel Ashley
Undetermined Role (uncredited) Undetermined Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Bowman
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard H. Cutting
Union Gen. Mitchell (uncredited) Union Gen. Mitchell (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Daheim
Cox (uncredited) Cox (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Foulk
Confederate Gen. Ledbetter (uncredited) Confederate Gen. Ledbetter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Gordon
Secretary Stanton (uncredited) Secretary Stanton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Johnstone
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kenny
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitchell Kowall
One of Andrews' Raiders (uncredited) One of Andrews' Raiders (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy McCoy
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Patterson
Turner - Friendly Jailer (uncredited) Turner - Friendly Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Pickard
Confederate Lt. Fletcher (uncredited) Confederate Lt. Fletcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Roberson
Confederate Prison Captain (uncredited) Confederate Prison Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Sargent
Union Soldier (uncredited) Union Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Alonzo Martin (uncredited) Alonzo Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 885 votes