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The Thundering Herd (1933)

Passed | | Western | 1 March 1933 (USA)
Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Milly Fayre
Bill Hatch
Randall Jett
Jude Pilchuck
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Jane Jett (as Blanche Frederici)
Clark Sprague
Catlee - Pruitt's Henchman
Dick Rush ...
Frank Rice ...
Buffalo Hunter
Charles McMurphy ...


Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HE RUSHES IN WHERE BRAVE MEN FEAR TO TREAD...! (original poster-all caps) See more »








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1 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buffalo Stampede  »

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1.37 : 1
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The 20 Zane Grey stories sold by Paramount to Favorite Films for theatrical re-release, and then to Unity Television Corporation for television broadcast are as follows: The Light of Western Stars/Winning the West (1930), Fighting Caravans/Blazing Arrows (1931), Heritage of the Desert/When the West Was Young (1932), The Mysterious Rider/The Fighting Phantom (1933), The Thundering Herd/Buffalo Stampede (1933), Man of the Forest/Challenge of the Frontier (1933), To the Last Man/Law of Vengeance (1933), Wagon Wheels/Caravans West (1934), Rocky Mountain Mystery/The Fighting Westerner (1935), Drift Fence/Texas Desperadoes (1936), Desert Gold/Desert Storm (1936), The Arizona Raiders/Bad Men of Arizona (1936), Arizona Mahoney/Arizona Thunderbolt (1936), Forlorn River/River of Destiny (1937), Thunder Trail/Thunder Pass (1937), Born to the West/Hell Town (1937), The Mysterious Rider/Mark of the Avenger (1938), Heritage of the Desert/Heritage of the Plains (1939), Knights of the Range/Bad Men of Nevada (1940), and The Light of Western Stars/Border Renegade (1940). See more »


During the first scene between Randolph Scott and Buster Crabbe, the shadow of the boom mike is clearly visible on both actors. See more »


Jude Pilchuk, Spraque's Partner: Still thinkin' about that gal, ain't yuh?
Tom Doan: Shut up, won't you?
Jude Pilchuk, Spraque's Partner: No. Anybody wo can't forget a gal in four weeks oughta be talked to.
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Good Cast, Fair Story
9 August 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

It's not too bad, but the good cast builds up expectations for this Western that are not really fulfilled. The story is just fair, and only the occasional good action scenes keep it going. It stars Randolph Scott, and has a good supporting cast that includes the likes of Harry Carey, Buster Crabbe, and more. The story has quite a bit going on, most of it focusing on rival groups of buffalo hunters. A lot happens, but much of the time it doesn't seem to fit together that well, and there are some slow stretches that could easily have been shortened or omitted. It's worth a look for the cast if you like older Westerns, but don't expect too much.

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