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Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #143

Kick-Back Friday: #143


Deciphering the city location of Union Station (1950)a pleasurable, but otherwise pedestrian thriller starring William Holden, Nancy Olsen, and Barry Fitzgeraldis probably more entertaining than following the kidnapping plot of a rich blind girl. The hub of action, the titular train depot, is clearly Los Angeles; but the peripheral locationsan urban stockyard, an elevated train, and the “Municipal Tunnel”scream Chicago. It’s no help that the Windy City has its own very famous Union Station (The Untouchables [1987], anyone?). The tossed-in fictional addresses (eg, 21st and Mulberry) provide no direction whatsoever.

Poster for Union Station, from Wikipedia, reproduced under fair use law.

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