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Iron Horse, The

Synopsis
John Ford’s 50th film and his most famous of the silent era. Combines a conventional tale of double-dealing, vengeance and romance with a poetic sense of history, and an epic theme - unitinga nation by building a transcontinental railroad, and a great man’s dream realised by the courage, skill and labour of ordinary folk. A restored version with a new score composed and conducted by John Lanchbery, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2002
Year of production
1924
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
cinema - USA; silent films

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
134 min
Year
2002

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
134 min
Year
2002

Production Company

Name

Photoplay Productions Ltd

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Silents

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
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London
W1T 1LN

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