Quantity:1
Denver and Rio Grande [Bl... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 8-21 business days.
Compare Offers on Amazon
Add to Cart
CDN$ 24.74
& FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.00. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Express CA
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Denver and Rio Grande [Blu-ray]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

Denver and Rio Grande [Blu-ray]


List Price: CDN$ 29.95
Price: CDN$ 24.88 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 5.07 (17%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
13 new from CDN$ 23.34 4 used from CDN$ 21.11

Today Only: "Dexter: The Complete Series" starting at $62.99
For one day only: Dexter: The Complete Series is at a one day special price. Offer valid on April 28, 2015, applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.ca, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.ca site. Learn more
CDN$ 24.88 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.


Product Details


Product Description

Between 1951 and 1952, director Byron Haskin (The War of the Worlds) and star Edmond O’Brien (Silver City) collaborated for three westerns. Edmond O’Brien plays Jim Vesser, a former U.S. Cavalry Officer, now in charge of getting the Denver and Rio Grande tracks across the Rockies first to secure a right-of-way. Standing in his way is the less scrupulous and more ruthless McCabe (Sterling Hayden, The Killing) who’s trying to lay his Canyon City and San Juan tracks first. The conflict between the two men turns into guerilla warfare between the two outfits. The excellent cast includes Dean Jagger as General William J. Palmer, Vesser’s former commanding officer and Lyle Bettger as Johnny Buff, McCabe’s slimy chief gunman.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 26 reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Paramount Western June 8 2012
By B. Cathey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Edmond O'Brien made several fine Westerns for Paramount Pictures prior to his epochal role in THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE. DENVER & RIO GRANDE may be his best outing until that 1962 classic. Starring O'Brien and Sterling Hayden, DENVER & RIO GRANDE is a classic railroad film, one of the best ever made, with a spectacular crash that even today is considered amazing. The film is beautifully shot in Technicolor, with an excellent cast, solid plot and action, and great production values. Although Paramount Pictures tended to make fewer Westerns than other studios in the 1950s, the ones it did make---with Charlton Heston, Alan Ladd, John Payne, and O'Brien---were always superior, no expense spared. DENVER & RIO GRANDE is very entertaining and repays re-watching.

Olive Films has been licensing and releasing a number of Paramount Westerns, including SILVER CITY (with O'Brien), PONY EXPRESS (with Heston), THE JAYHAWKERS (with Jeff Chandler and Fess Parker), RUN FOR COVER (Jimmy Cagney' best of his three Westerns), THE NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY (with Fess Parker) and THE HANGMAN (with Robert Taylor). Let's hope that this very fine series of releases will continue with such excellent Westerns as WARPATH (also with O'Brien) and FLAMING FEATHER (with Sterling Hayden), both superior entertainment and in need of the professional release that Olive Films can give them.

Highly recommended.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Denver and Rio Grande Sept. 5 2012
By Rance A. Nethken - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Being from Colorado originally, the D&RGW's trackage passed near my home in Fraser, Colorado. The history of that railroad is well documented and the DVD follows most accurately the difficulties portrayed in the movie. It was sure great to see it on DVD since I do have it in VHS format. Truly a real gem of a movie!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Rousing western July 2 2013
By Keoma - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I used to watch this on TBS back when they showed classic movies before TCM. These are the type of movies I have been waiting for on blu-ray and it doesn't disappoint comparing to what it used to look like on broadcast television. I won't give any extended review except to just say that it was worth the price for a good old-fashioned oater and I look forward to purchasing many more for my library. The scenery was gorgeous and there was plenty of action all of which was deftly handled by director Byron Haskin.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Trains great, plot stupid. July 26 2012
By James D. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
As a Narrow gauge fan I love the film. Plot leaves a lot to be desired, Durango to Silverton trains shots wonderful.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Spectacular Colorado scenery Dec 10 2014
By Scanner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Yes a fun video to watch. The story is a bit exagerated, but the filming of the Denver & Rio Grand Western trains on the Silverton Branch in south western Colorado steals the show. The views are as beautiful to today from the Durango & Silverton tourist train as they were in the days the film was made. Good quality video and well worth watching for fun.

Look for similar items by category


Feedback