Roar of the Iron Horse

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Roar of the Iron Horse
Roar of the Iron Horse.jpg
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
Thomas Carr
Produced by Sam Katzman
Written by George H. Plympton
Sherman L. Lowe
Royal K. Cole
Starring Jock O'Mahoney
Virginia Herrick
William Fawcett
Hal Landon
Narrated by Knox Manning
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
(musical director)
John Leipold (original music)
Cinematography Fayte Brown (B&W)
Edited by Earl Turner
Distributed by Columbia Pictures (U.S.)
Release date
  • May 5, 1951 (1951-05-05)
Running time
15 episodes
260 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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


Roar of the Iron Horse had hero Jock Mahoney in his first leading role, playing Jim Grant, a railroad agent, opposing a typical hardfaced 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. Mahoney was an ideal choice to play the lead character, and the role marked the beginning of a long and rewarding association with Columbia Pictures.


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)