Dick Sargent, who appeared in an uncredited role as a Union soldier in this
film, later worked with Jeff again, in The
Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell, in 1968.
THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE .... 1956
Andrews' Raiders) (William A. Fuller) In an effort to
cripple the Confederate railway system during the Civil War, a band of Union
soldiers, led by Fess Parker, steals a Confederate train and proceeds to destroy
track and bridges on the rail line as they proceed more deeply into the South.
Their plans are complicated by the Confederate conductor (Jeff Hunter) of the
stolen train, who commandeers another train to pursue them. Based on a true
story, this is a Walt Disney film. With
Claude Jarman Jr., Harry Carey Jr., and Slim Pickens.
One new photo added on February 8, 2013:
John Ford had originally wanted to cast Fess Parker as Martin Pawley in The Searchers. At that time, Parker was quite famous for his TV role as Daniel Boone for Walt Disney.
After Disney refused to loan Parker to Ford, Ford cast Jeff as Martin