defied the rules, they fell in love,
......... .......they built a railroad --
story of disguise and danger............
Nichol, a hard- driving railroad tycoon, has met his match - the Rocky
financial ruin if he can't blast a trail through the granite peaks and
complete his trans- continental railroad.
that thousands of cheap Chinese labourers can save his hide, and dispatches
China, times are tough. A poor teenaged boy nicknamed Little Tiger
yearns to sail across the sea to "Gold Mountain" to make his fortune.
He knows the risks. His father ventured there years ago but his bones
were returned in a box.
spunky kid begs James to hire him, but he refuses ... till a vicious gang
leader attacks him and Little Tiger saves his life. That does it! James
has to protect the puny kid from the gang's retribution, so Little Tiger
joins the other recruits and sails off to the new world, never suspecting
that one of his father's enemies is also on the ship, bound for Gold Mountain.
Chinese boss is the demanding Book Man, with power over all the
Chinese workers, who struggle with danger and utter loneliness, and every
day face the jeopardy of dying on the rock wall and leaving their bones
to be buried beside the track.
Tiger is hiding a big secret: "he" is actually a beautiful young woman
who's disguised herself to survive in a man's world ... and she's falling
in love with James!
with him under the stars, Little Tiger impulsively reveals her true identity.
James is shocked and angry ... but cannot resist his attraction to this
enchanting woman. Soon they are caught up in a passion which defies the
taboos of both their worlds.
Little Tiger becomes suspicious that years ago the Book Man may have murdered her father, and she tries to find out if it is true. But instead, her snooping uncovers the fact that Book Man and his white partners are embezzling funds from Nichol's company. The white partners, fearing that she will expose their larceny to James and his father, force the Book Man to arrange an "accident" that will send Little Tiger to her death on the rock face.
is at stake - her life, her love for James, and her quest for the truth
about her father.
Producer: Arnie Zipursky
Writers: Barry Pearson and Raymond Storey