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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Library Reserve Desk DVD 6074-6075 Disc 1 37684001085788 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -
Library Reserve Desk DVD 6074-6075 Disc 2 37684001085789 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (282 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1924.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LHIS-223: America in the silent film era (Miller).
Special features: (both discs) newly created score composed and conducted by Christopher Caliendo in 5.1 Dolby surround; (disc 2) audio commentary by author and film historian Robert Birchard; "Scoring the past: 'The iron horse' sessions with Christopher Calienda" featurette; restoration comparison; still galleries (vintage program gallery; advertising gallery; still gallery).
Formatted Contents Note:
[disc 1] International version (133 min.) -- [disc 2] U.S. version (149 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, George Schneiderman ; titles, Charles Darnton ; original piano score, William Perry.
Participant or Performer Note:
George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick, Will Walling, Francis Powers, J. Farrell MacDonald, James Welch, George Wagner, Fred Kohler, James Marcus, Gladys Hulette.
Summary, etc.:
A young man pursues his murdered father's dream of the first transcontinental railroad, overcoming impossible odds, greedy officials, crooked Indians, and his father's killer to unite the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railways.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
International version: DVD, all regions, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo., dual layer.
U.S. version: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo., dual layer, NTSC.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
These DVDs are copy protected.
Language Note:
International version: silent film with English intertitles; optional English, Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Quebec French, French, German or Italian subtitles.
U.S. version: silent film with English intertitles; optional Spanish or QuebeƧ French subtitles.
Subject: Railroads > United States > History > 19th century > Drama.
Central Pacific Railroad Company > History > Drama.
Union Pacific Railroad Company > History > Drama.
Railroad construction workers > United States > History > 19th century > Drama.
West (U.S.) > Drama.
Interpersonal relations > United States > Drama.
Genre: Silent films.
Western films.
Feature films.

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