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AKA The Emperor of the North Pole. In this 1973 Depression-era film, legendary hobo "A no 1" (Lee Marvin) vows to be the first man to successfully hitch a ride on the train run by the brutal conductor Shack (Ernest Borgnine), who has vowed to prevent such a thing from ever happening. The resulting battle is memorably bloody.
Contains examples of:
- The Great Depression
- Hobos: Naturally.
- Hollywood Fire: Averted
- Runaway Train: Shack pushes his luck, but the train is never out of control.
- Traintop Battle