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Overland Pacific(1954)

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This film's working title was The Silver Dollar. The following written prologue appears after the onscreen credits: "Soon after the devastating war between the States, America's prosperity depended on a linking of its widely separated boundaries. As a result, several railroad lines commenced to push west-ward, plagued every foot of the way by hostile Indians. But what has been forgotten today is that there were also hostile Whites, and considerable blood was shed in disputes over the projected routes. This is an account of one such incident." The film's pressbook reported that exterior sequences were shot in Chatsworth, CA. In addition to World Films, which is listed onscreen, contemporary sources also credit Reliance Productions and Edward Small Productions as the film's production company. A review of this film in the journal Filmindia states that "Indians should learn from America's tragic experience in crime and the censors should ban pictures like these to protect Indian homes from being flooded with criminal and violent ideas."