Overland Pacific

Overland Pacific is a 1954 American Color Western film directed by Fred F. Sears and starring Jock Mahoney, Peggie Castle and Adele Jergens.[1]

Overland Pacific
Directed byFred F. Sears
Screenplay byJ. Robert Bren
Gladys Atwater
Martin Goldsmith
Story byFrederick Louis Fox
StarringJock Mahoney
Peggie Castle
Adele Jergens
Music byIrving Gertz
CinematographyLester White
Edited byBuddy Small
Superior Pictures Inc.
World Films,Inc.
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • February 27, 1954 (1954-02-27)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States


Ross Granger is hired by the Overland Pacific railroad to investigate sabotage. Posing as a telegraph operator, Granger goes to Oaktown, where a fellow Civil War veteran he knows, Del Stewart, is now owner of the Silver Dollar saloon.

Del is engaged to Ann Dennison, whose father runs the railroad. A jealous Jessie Lorraine, his dance-hall girl, loves Del as well. Del and his cohorts are secretly selling repeater rifles to Chief Dark Thunder and the Comanche Indians, who do not want the railroad crossing their land. Del and rancher Broden want the Overland Pacific to re-route through Oaktown, where they own property.

A hired gun and corrupt sheriff both end up dead. Ann breaks off her engagement upon learning Del's scheme, pleasing Jessie until she discovers the true nature of Del, then is shot by him. It is left to Granger to win a shootout with Del, after which he and Ann commence a romance.



Jock Mahoney signed a five-picture deal with Edward Small of which this was the first. It was originally known as Silver Dollar.[2]


  1. Overland Pacific at TCMDB
  2. Looking at Hollywood: David Niven to Make a Picture in London Hopper, Hedda. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) [Chicago, Ill] 17 Aug 1953: b6.
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