Title : The Iron Horse
Genre : Western
Cast : George O'Brien (Davy Brandon), Madge Bellamy (Miriam Marsh), Charles Edward Bull (Abraham Lincoln), Cyril Chadwick (Jesson), Will Walling (Thomas Marsh), Francis Powers (Sergeant Slattery), J. Farrell MacDonald (Corporal Casey), Jim Welch (Private Mackay), George Waggner (Buffalo Bill), Fred Kohler (Bauman), James A. Marcus (Judge Haller), Gladys Hulette (Ruby), Jean Arthur (Reporter), Chief John Big Tree (Cheyenne Chief)
Movie Plot : Springfield, Illinois. Brandon, a surveyor, dreams of building a railway to the west, but Marsh, a contractor, is sceptical. Abraham Lincoln looks on as their children, Davy Brandon and Miriam Marsh, play together. Brandon sets off with Davy to survey a route. They discover a new pass which will shave 200 miles off the expected distance, but they are set upon by a party of Cheyenne. One of them, a white renegade with only two fingers on his right hand, kills Brandon and scalps him. Davy buries his father... Years pass. It is 1862 and Lincoln signs the bill authorizing construction of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways. Marsh is principal contractor and Miriam is engaged to Jesson, the chief engineer... Crews of Chinese, Italians, and Irish work to build the railway while resisting Indian attack. When the pay train is delayed by Indian ambush, the Italians go on strike. Miriam persuades them to return to work...