Winners of the West (1940 serial)

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Winners of the West
Winners of the West (1940 serial).jpg
Directed by Ford Beebe
Ray Taylor
Produced by Henry MacRae
Written by George H. Plympton
Basil Dickey
Charles R. Condon
Starring Dick Foran
Anne Nagel
Tom Fadden
James Craig
Harry Woods
Charles Stevens
Music by Hans J. Salter
Cinematography Jerome Ash
John Hickson
William A. Sickner
Edited by Saul A. Goodkind (supervising)
Joseph Gluck
Louis Sackin
Alvin Todd
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • July 2, 1940 (1940-07-02)
Running time
13 chapters (247 min)
Country United States
Language English

Winners of the West is a 1940 Universal movie serial. It stars Dick Foran and Anne Nagel in a plot about the construction of a railroad and a local ganglord who opposes it. This was Universal's 115th serial release (the 47th with sound).

The studio had used the name for an earlier silent serial but there are no plot similarities between the two versions. Columbia's Roar of the Iron Horse is very similar to this serial, however, and the writer George H. Plympton worked on both.


The Hartford Transcontinental Railroad is attempting to build a railroad through "Hell's Gate Pass". However, King Carter, the self-appointed ruler of the land beyond the pass, does not want this to happen. He sends henchmen, including local Indians, to disrupt the construction anyway they can, from sabotage to kidnapping Claire Hartford, the daughter of the company President. The President's assistant, Jeff Ramsay, and his sidekicks, stop King Carter's schemes at every point and eventually defeat him entirely. This opens the area up to new settlers, the first of which is Jeff himself and his new wife Claire.




Chapter titles[edit]

Source for chapter names:[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 227. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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Preceded by
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
Universal Serial
Winners of the West (1940)
Succeeded by
Junior G-Men (1940)