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Silent Barriers (1937)

The Great Barrier (original title)
Approved | | Action, Drama | 25 March 1937 (USA)
The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Directors:

Milton Rosmer, Geoffrey Barkas (uncredited)

Writers:

Alan Sullivan (novel), Michael Barringer (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Arlen ... Hickey
Barry MacKay ... Steve (as Barry Mackay)
Roy Emerton Roy Emerton ... Moody
Antoinette Cellier ... Mary Moody
Lilli Palmer ... Lou
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Major Rogers (as J.Farrell Macdonald)
Reginald Barlow Reginald Barlow ... James Hill - Member of C.P.R. Board
Arthur Loft ... William Van Horne - Member of C.P.R. Board
Ben Welden ... Joe (as Ben Weldon)
Jock MacKay Jock MacKay ... Bates (as Jock Mackay)
Henry Victor ... Bulldog Kelly
Ernest Sefton Ernest Sefton ... Magistrate
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Sir John Macdonald - Prime Minister of Canada
Gilbert Emery ... George Stephen - Member of C.P.R. Board
Howard Hickman ... Donald Smith - Member of C.P.R. Board (as Howard C. Hickman)
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The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Barriers See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Made it's TV debut on the American ABC Network on 14 September 1956. See more »

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The Great Barrier - Silent Barriers
21 December 2006 | by gord-rebelatoSee all my reviews

I bought a copy of the "Silent Barriers" 5 years ago. I always thought there was no difference between "The Great Barrier" and "Silent Barriers" but in title only until a week ago I had the privilege of viewing "The Great Barrier". "The Great barrier" is almost 20 minutes longer that the "Silent Barriers" with a lot of important scenes to the plot of the story left in. I found "The Great Barrier" story line to flow whereas the "Silent Barriers" left out a lot of an answered questions. "The Great Barrier" I found was an interesting and entertaining movie for both classic movie viewers and railway buffs. A must see.

Gordon


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