The Iron Horse

24/06/2002
  |  Book Tickets: 24/04/2015
  |  Buy to Own: 24/06/2002
  |  134 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
The Iron Horse Film Poster

Synopsis

Epic silent western from director John Ford. The film concerns the building of the first transcontinental railroad and tells a story of double dealing among surveyors and contractors, attacks by the Cheyenne Indians, immigrants hoping for a better life, saloon girls deviously seducing railroad officials, sons struggling to realise the forgotten dreams of their now-dead fathers, and desperate last minute rides by the pony express. It culminates with the celebrated scene of the joining of the rails at Promontory Point, Utah. This is the UK cut, which is 15 minutes shorter than the US edition.