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Kansas Pacific is a 1953 release copyrighted in 1952, U.S. Cinecolor Western film released by Allied Artists Pictures and directed by Ray Nazarro. It stars Sterling Hayden and Eve Miller. The film offers a fictionalized account of the struggle to build the Kansas Pacific Railway in the early 1860s just prior to the American Civil War. In the film the building of the railroad in Kansas is opposed by sympathizers of the South before it forms the Confederacy.

General-in-Chief of the United States Army Winfield Scott sends a Corps of Engineers captain (Hayden) incognito to complete the railroad in order to supply western Union outposts when the anticipated war starts. Opposing the railway is Confederate William Quantrill (Reed Hadley), whose mission is to stop or delay the railway from being completed.

Cast

Sterling Hayden as Captain John Nelson
Eve Miller as Barbara Bruce
Barton MacLane as Cal Bruce
Reed Hadley as William Quantrill
Irving Bacon as Casey
James Griffith as Joeh Farley
Douglas Fowley as Max Janus
Harry Shannon as Smokestack
Myron Healey as Morey
Clayton Moore as Stone
Robert Keys as Lieutenant Stanton
Tom Fadden as Gus Gustavson
Jonathan Hale as Sherman Johnson
Roy Gordon as General-in-Chief Winfield Scott, United States Army (uncredited)
Lane Bradford as Max (uncredited)
Fred Graham as Corvin (uncredited)
Harte Wayne as the sheriff (uncredited)

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