#37. Union Pacific (1939)

- Director: Cecil B. DeMille

- IMDb user rating: 7.1

- Votes: 2,598

- Runtime: 135 minutes

Cecil B. DeMille’s epic chronicles the westward expansion of the Union Pacific Railroad line circa 1862. Released on the 70th anniversary of the actual railroad’s completion, the movie was bound for the first-ever Cannes Film Festival. When the festival was canceled due to World War II, it delayed the movie’s (retrospective) Palme d’Or prize by 63 years.

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