Fun Size Review: The Railway of Death (1912)

Grand fun to be had with this violent French western. Yes, French. It’s basically a Coyote-Roadrunner cartoon with real bullets.

Director Jean Durand outdoes himself with this mad chase motivated by gold fever. The scenery is undeniably Gallic but that’s part of the entertainment. The film is fast-paced, breathless and unrelenting. Some darn fine westerning from the French cast and crew.

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How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

After much back and forth, both the lead characters end up blowing one another to kingdom come. Told you, Coyote-Roadrunner.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Spiked Donut Pops. All your vices in one convenient, tiny package.

Availability: Released on DVD in the second volume of the Gaumont Treasures box set. (Is the entire set worth the money? Yes! Yes! Yes!)

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