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The Great Barrier (1937)

The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Directors:

Milton Rosmer, Geoffrey Barkas (uncredited)

Writers:

Alan Sullivan (novel), Michael Barringer (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Arlen ... Hickey
Barry MacKay ... Steve (as Barry Mackay)
Roy Emerton Roy Emerton ... Moody
Antoinette Cellier ... Mary Moody
Lilli Palmer ... Lou
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Major Rogers (as J.Farrell Macdonald)
Reginald Barlow Reginald Barlow ... James Hill - Member of C.P.R. Board
Arthur Loft ... William Van Horne - Member of C.P.R. Board
Ben Welden ... Joe (as Ben Weldon)
Jock MacKay Jock MacKay ... Bates (as Jock Mackay)
Henry Victor ... Bulldog Kelly
Ernest Sefton Ernest Sefton ... Magistrate
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Sir John Macdonald - Prime Minister of Canada
Gilbert Emery ... George Stephen - Member of C.P.R. Board
Howard C. Hickman ... Donald Smith - Member of C.P.R. Board
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The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Barreira See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Made it's TV debut on the American ABC Network on 14 September 1956. See more »

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where was lilli?
20 June 2005 | by derlangSee all my reviews

A friend burned this onto a DVD for me, and I watched and enjoyed it earlier today.

There are lots of historical inaccuracies in the film, but I liked it, anyway. The guy playing Moody, Roy Emerton, was effective.

To cite just one small inaccuracy (not a spoiler) a reference is made to the first train going through the Rockies, its destination given as Vancouver. The first train was actually bound for Port Moody, at the eastern end of Burrard Inlet, and arrived there July 4, 1886. The first train into Vancouver, a few miles farther west, didn't get there until May of 1887.


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