Roar of the Iron Horse

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Roar of the Iron Horse
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Directed bySpencer Gordon Bennet
Thomas Carr
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byGeorge H. Plympton
Sherman L. Lowe
Royal K. Cole
StarringJock O'Mahoney
Virginia Herrick
William Fawcett
Hal Landon
Narrated byKnox Manning
Music byMischa Bakaleinikoff
(musical director)
John Leipold (original music)
CinematographyFayte Brown (B&W)
Edited byEarl Turner
Distributed byColumbia Pictures (U.S.)
Release date
  • May 5, 1951 (1951-05-05)
Running time
15 episodes
260 minutes
CountryUnited States

Roar of the Iron Horse (1951) was the 45th serial released by Columbia Pictures.


A railroad agent named Jim Grant opposes hard-nosed German, Karl Ulrich, called The Baron. Head of a strong ring in America, the infamous Baron was thwarted time and time again as he tried to sabotage the building of the transcontinental railroad with all the means to his scope, strategically bribing the local Indians into doing his dirty work.


Critical reception[edit]

Cline writes that Roar of the Iron Horse was an outstanding release of 1951.[1]

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. Indian Attack
  2. Captured by Redskins
  3. Trapped by Outlaws
  4. In the Baron's Stronghold
  5. A Ride for Life
  6. White Indians
  7. Fumes of Fate
  8. Midnight Marauders
  9. Raid of the Pay Train
  10. Trapped on a Trestle
  11. Redskin's Revenge
  12. Plunge of Peril
  13. The Law Takes Over
  14. When Killers Meet
  15. The End of the Trail


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 40. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 251–252. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded by
Pirates of the High Seas (1950)
Columbia Serial
Roar of the Iron Horse (1951)
Succeeded by
Mysterious Island (1951)