Breakheart Pass

Synopsis: Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems.
Genre: Mystery, Western
Director(s): Tom Gries
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

I'm not a man of violence.

- That's enough.

- Not for me it's not.

Marshal, look at this.

"Wanted for theft, gambling

debts, arson and murder."

"John Murray, alias John

Deakin, alias Hayes."

"Former lecturer at the

University of Iowa."

A lecturer in what, Mr Deakin?

- Medicine.

- You don't expect us to believe that?

Here. Listen to this.

"Convicted of embezzlement."

"Trapped in Lake's Crossing, where he

escaped under cover of a fire that he set."

The whole town burned down.

Seven people killed.

Seven people. My God,

Richard, that's awful.

He blew up a wagonload

of explosives in Sharps.

It's still not army business.

Those explosives was on the way

to the presidio in San Francisco.

That makes it army business.

I'm pretty sure Mr Deakin here's

gonna be my ticket to Humboldt.

So the governor here got hold of

some of his friends in Washington,

had me appointed Indian

agent for the territory.

More ways to pacify Indians

than shooting holes in 'em.

But you did that, too.

In the line of duty, of course.

Even back in Ohio,

we knew about Nathan Pearce.

- Notorious, was I?

- No. Famous is more like it.

"Famous" is a better word, Marshal.

I must admire your spunk, young lady.

It's not an easy life out here.

How come you're making this trip if no

civilians are supposed to be aboard?

I have friends in high places.

Miss Scoville's joining her father,

at his urgent request.

Gentlemen, I have a

hard day tomorrow.

At my age, sleep is a necessity.

- "A hard day tomorrow"?

- I have to check the medical supplies.

We're cut off from the world now.

May I please just know

what in the hell is going on?

Governor, these are all

intelligent people.

I think they have a right to know.

Dr Molyneux here is a specialist.

Your troops are not merely relief. They're

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Alistair MacLean

Alistair Stuart MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. His works include The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare – all three were made into popular films. He also wrote two novels under the pseudonym Ian Stuart. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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