The Great Barrier (1937)

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Alternative titles

  • Hell's Gateway Alternative
  • Silent Barriers Alternative

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Synopsis

Drama about the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: 'The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, planned to span Canada from east to west, proved an engineering feat of the first magnitude. After years of anxiety and toil it progressed 2,000 miles on its way, and came within sight of the barrier, the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains.'

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