Greatest Film Scenes
and Moments

Union Pacific (1939)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

Union Pacific (1939)

In director Cecil B. DeMille's action-packed epic western:

  • the scenes of the spectacular train wreck/crash (into a toppling water tower downed by the Indians) during a milestone raid/attack on the moving train
  • the exciting follow-up scene of a second train with troops coming to the rescue
  • the celebratory scene as the golden spike of the first trans-continental railroad was driven into the last rail in 1869


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