The Great K & A Train Robbery (film)

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The Great K & A Train Robbery  (1926) 
by Lewis Seiler

The Great K & A Train Robbery is a 1926 American silent Western film directed by Lewis Seiler and starring Tom Mix and Dorothy Dwan. The film is based on the actual foiling of a train robbery by Dick Gordon as related by Paul Leicester Ford in his book The Great K & A Train Robbery, originally published as a serial in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1896.

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WILLIAM FOX
presents
TOM MIX
IN
THE GREAT
K&A TRAIN ROBBERY

LEWIS SEILER PRODUCTION

Story by
PAUL LEICESTER FORD

Scenario by
JOHN STONE

Photographed by
DANIEL CLARK

Titles by
MALCOLM STUART BOYLAIN

COPYRIGHT
WILLIAM FOX


PASSED BY
THE NATIONAL BOARD
OF REVIEW

THE EXTERIOR SCENES OF THIS PRODUCTION WERE PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE ROYAL GORGE OF COLORADO, U.S.A.

The Westerner—
Crack train of the K & A Railroad. Matching mighty power and terrific speed against the distances and dangers of the rocky mountain county.

$10,000 REWARD
For the Capture of the Gang of
TRAIN ROBBERS
Terrorizing the K&A.Railroad

EUGENE CULLEN, Pres.

The president's private car roamed the rails on an inspection trip to end at his western home.

Eugene Cullen—
President of the road.

...William Walling.

Burton Holt—
Cullen's secretary. If he's a college man—it must have been Vassar.

...Carl Miller

"We can't afford to handle any more bank shipments with our trains continually held up by bandits!"

EUGENE CULLEN PRESIDENT
K & A RAILROAD
ENROUTE WESTERNER

SPECIAL AGENT WE BORROWED FROM TEXAS
WESTERN RAILROAD HAS NOT REPORTED FOR
DUTYHE MUST BE AFRAID OF THE BANDITS

JOHNSON
DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT
K & A RAILROAD

9 50 A

"If it wasn't for me, they'd steal the engine."

Snowball—
One of the few dark clouds without a silver lining.

THE
K & A RAILROAD


REWARD

"Train robbers got you scared?"

"Who, me? No suh—this here cullud boy is all set. Hold me up an' Ah'll germinate—"

"If Ah pull dis string once more—WHAT PRICE GLORY!"

DeLuxe Harry—
Who wouldn't think of riding under anything less than the president's car.

...Harry Grippe

A meeting place of the gang near the secret entrance to their underground lair.

Bill Tolfree—
Whose gang has defied the rifles of the K & A and outwitted its best detectives.

...Edward Peil, Sr.

"No word from Cullen's secretary in a week—what does he think we're paying him for?"

Tom Gordon—
Dropped down from the rim of the world——a stranger——asking no questions——giving no answers.

...TOM MIX

"If Holt double-crosses us, we'll save Cullen the trouble of firing a crooked secretary."

Tony—
Whose human intelligence aids his master in his perilous work.

"There's Cullen's daughter. She's been on a dude ranch up the river and is probably going to meet her father."

"She's a richer haul than the K & A ever carried. The old man would pay plenty of ransom for her!"

Madge Cullen—
Would do anything in the world for her father——except marry Holt.

...Dorothy Dwan

"Get your men down in the cut."

"Better not struggle—you might get hurt!"

"Some girl being kidnapped—that's the sheriff's posse after them—"

"Come on, boys—get him!"

"Take care of Madge, Holt."

"Stop the train, Holt—I'm going to turn this bandit over to the posse!"

"Sorry I can't stop for tea—or whatever your father drinks."

"Hold everything, whiskers, until I can get you."

"Captain! Don't you remember when we were in the Signal Corps at Verdun—"

"—how you saved me from taking out that French girl and spending fifty dollars—"

"—and how you borrowed my fifty and bravely took her out yourself?"

"I'm trailing train robbers for Cullen, president of the K & A——but he doesn't know it."

"I've just learned that Holt, Cullen's confidential secretary, is one of the crooks. That's why I'm keeping my identity secret."

"You never did like a quiet job!"

"How would you like to work with me?—you look like a bandit."

"Right at your back, Sir—but don't lose me."

That Night—
At the railroad president's western residence.

"Watch Tony—he thinks he has to go wherever I go."

ROMANTIC
HIGHWAYMEN
OF
HISTORY

ILLUSTRATED

DICK TURPIN
ROMANTIC ENGLISH BANDIT

"That Arizona bank wants to know why we don't deliver their gold bonds and I can't tell them we're afraid of hold-ups—"

"We'll send the strong-box on the Special No. 10 tomorrow—take a chance that the news doesn't leak out—"

"Don't be alarmed, Miss Cullen, I'm just a young bandit trying to get along."

"You might get nervous and swallow that little cannon!"

"Remember, mum's the word—and I'll tell you a little secret tomorrow."

"No, Dad, I haven't seen anyone."

"I didn't do it for you—it was for my father. Excitement is bad for his—heart."

"This kind of excitement is good for my heart."

"Are you with me?"

"Right at your back, Sir."

"That bandit probably overheard our plan to ship those gold bonds on No. 10."

"Why not send fake bonds with armed guards on that train and—"

"—carry the real treasure with us on our train."

"She's a great girl! I sort of hate to have her think I'm a low-down train robber—"

"Stick around the private car and watch Holt. I'll be up the road."

"I fooled Cullen easily. He's carrying the bonds on his own train."

"We'll hold you up after the second tunnel."

"Holt, you're a great help to me!"

"I believe you're thinking about that bandit."

"Money—is—on—Cullen's—train—"

"Holt—has—tipped—off—robbers—to—hold—up—engineer—after—second—tunnel—"

"He's in with the train robbers, Mr. Cullen—I heard everything—"

"Surely, you don't believe this tramp!"

"You oughta believe a man when he tells th' truth fer the first time in his life!"

"I'll go back and flag No. 10."

"Tom trusted me—an' I failed him—"

"Tom—you mean that highwayman?"

"Tom Gordon—a bandit! Why, he's the detective your father sent for!"

"Well, Miss Cullen, everything's all right, and now I can tell you that little secret."

"I know everything—he just told me."

"What's the matter, Buddy?"

"Never mind, old pal, I'll bring you the box—"

"—I'll bring you the bandits, sweetheart!"

"Better put this on, Holt—you might catch cold."

"If you don't quit drinkin' that stuff, you'll drown yet."

"Just a minute, Miss Fortune—where you goin'?"

"The helpful young man on the end of my rope, used to be your secretary."

"Two souls without a single thought!"

The End


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1964, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.