Carson City

Synopsis: Banker William Sharon becomes desperate that his gold and silver shipments from Carson City to Virginia City are the helpless targets of a band of outlaws called "The Champagne Bandits." In true Robin Hood-fashion, after robbing the stage of its bullion, they treat its passengers to a fried chicken picnic replete with champagne. Sharon becomes convinced that the only way to foil the gang is to build a railroad to carry the ore, but that will take an extraordinary engineer in such mountainous territory. Sharon finds his man in brawling adventurer Jeff Kincaid, an experienced hand at difficult jobs and former resident of Carson City who knows the difficult terrain very well. It becomes a reunion of sorts as Kincaid's half brother works for the local newspaper, but they soon become rivals for the affections of Susan Mitchell, the publisher's daughter. Kincaid also has to fight the town's hostility to his boisterous railhands and ongoing efforts by the outlaws to sabotage the project.
Genre: Western
Director(s): André De Toth
Production: Unknown
87 min

We wish to thank the state of

Nevada for authentic data

which made possible the filming

of this picture.

He's right on time.

Let's go.

Keep tight.

All right, come on,

everybody out.

Don't try to be a hero,

you won't get hurt.

I'm too old to be a hero.

Besides I'm broke.

Please don't take this.

It's a family heirloom.

Take it easy, lady. We don't

want anything from you.

Here it is.

Take it over there

behind that Boulder.

- What's the meaning of this?

- Just a little stop for lunch.

Wait a minute.

That strongbox belongs to the

golden state bank.

They can have it back

after we bust it open.

Come and get it,


All right, get going.

Pile into it.

Well, I never saw

anything like this.

Help yourselves,


Look at this...

Real Harris linen.

Never saw any better

in Boston.

Never saw men like that

in Boston.

Help yourself, partner.

It's on the house.

On the contrary,

it's costing me $50,000.

I thought

it was bank money.

It is and I happen

to own the bank.

I've always wanted

to meet a bank president.

Here, Mr. Sharon.

Well, lookit here...


Have a snort?

Well, perhaps

just a little.

Come on, let's go!

All right, folks,

on your way.

You, too.

I'd like to get the recipe

for these eggs.

They'll never believe this

back in Boston.

When I get back I'll have

something to say about this.

I guarantee you won't

get away with it.





How'd it go?


was on the coach.

- Did he spot you?

- No. I kept out of his way.

Dump it down there, men,

and get out.

Hey, take it easy

with that, clem.

Those glasses

cost 2 bucks apiece.

You still don't go

for that, do you?

No, not when I pay

for half of it...

Champagne, chicken,

Glasses that cost

2 bucks apiece.

Cheapest insurance

we could buy.

Rob the poor,

and you get a posse

Of outraged citizens

after you.

Rob a mine owner,

and nobody cares.

Leave the passengers alone,

Why go to all the expense

to make a banquet?

- Ever hear of Robin hood?

- I didn't think so.

Besides, I like champagne.

That's what

I always figured.

At times you get

too unhappy about it.

Remember, we wouldn't be doing

this if the mine were any good.

Look, you're over 21. I didn't

ask you to put your money in it.

As long as I did,

I intend to make it pay off.

Better get that stuff

put in our own cases.

And tell the boys to keep smoke

coming out of those chimneys.

All right.

We're supposed to

be producing.

These bandits not only

made a picnic

Out of stealing my bullion,

but on top of that,

They had the impudence

to serve imported champagne!

Take it easy, will.

That lamp was imported, too...

From Italy.

I'm sorry, Charles,

Whenever I think of these

holdups there's only one way

To put a stop to them, railroad

through that territory.

I understand how you feel.

I can't build a railroad

for you just to stop

A few penny-ante highwaymen

from robbing the stagecoach.

It may be penny-ante to you,

but it isn't to me.

My bank has money tied up

in the comstock area,

The richest area in the country.

You do as I tell you,

And you'll have more business

than you can handle.

Well, maybe so,

But right now

the central pacific

Is in no position

to take on a job like that.

How about it, ed?

I've checked over

the map.

We can handle this

from Reno to Carson city.

From there to Virginia city

would be prohibitive.

But that's why

I need it the most.

That's where holdups occur.

It's perfect bandit country.

On this terrain,

it would take

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Sloan Nibley

Alexander Sloan Nibley (June 23, 1908 – April 3, 1990) was an American screenwriter. He was the older brother of famed Latter Day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley. more…

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