The Iron Horse (TV series)

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The Iron Horse
Iron Horse 1966.JPG
Cast from left: Bob Ransom, Gary Collins and Dale Robertson, 1966.
Genre Western
Written by Stanley Adams
Oliver Crawford
Bob Duncan
Wanda Duncan
Samuel Fuller
Milton S. Gelman
Peter Germano
Stephen Kandel
Mort R. Lewis
John O'Dea
Gilbert Ralston
Arthur Rowe
George F. Slavin
Directed by László Benedek
Alan Crosland, Jr.
Samuel Fuller
Murray Golden
Jesse Hibbs
Herbert Hirschman
Anton Leader
Gene Nelson
Leo Penn
Herb Wallerstein
Starring Dale Robertson
Robert Random
Gary Collins
Ellen Burstyn
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 47
Production
Executive producer(s) Matthew Rapf
Charles Marquis Warren
Producer(s) Fred Freiberger
Running time 60 mins.
Production company(s) Dagonet Productions
Screen Gems
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 12, 1966 – January 6, 1968

The Iron Horse is an American Western television series that appeared on ABC from 1966 to 1968 and featured Dale Robertson as fictional gambler-turned-railroad baron Ben Calhoun. Costars included Gary Collins, Robert Random and Ellen Burstyn.

Synopsis[edit]

The plot centered on Calhoun's poker game-win of the incomplete Buffalo Pass, Scalplock, & Defiance Railroad and his wide-ranging attempts to finish the line despite obstacles that were ever-present.

Much of the external footage involving trains was shot on the historic Sierra Railroad in and around Jamestown and Sonora, California, and the filming was produced by Screen Gems.

In its first season, The Iron Horse outdistanced part of its competition on CBS, Run, Buddy, Run starring Jack Sheldon, which was canceled after 16 episodes.

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DVD release[edit]

On October 2, 2012 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment was due to release the first season of the series on DVD through an online manufacture-on-demand program via Amazon.com and Warner Bros, Archives, but this release has been delayed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, David (July 27, 2012). "The Iron Horse - Release Date Revealed by Sony for 'The Complete 1st Season'". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 

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