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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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Milly Fayre
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Bill Hatch
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Randall Jett
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Jude Pilchuck
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Jane Jett (as Blanche Frederici)
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Clark Sprague
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Smiley
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Pruitt
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Catlee - Pruitt's Henchman
Dick Rush ...
Middlewest
Frank Rice ...
Blacksmith
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Buffalo Hunter
Charles McMurphy ...
Andrews
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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)  »

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Buffalo Stampede  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jude Pilchuk, Spraque's Partner: [philisophically] Ah, well, being in love ain't going to hurt him. Ain't no harm in that. It's getting hitched is where the trouble begins.
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Version of In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914) See more »

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Stampede Scenes
1 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The stampede scenes were filmed at the Lamar Valley Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park.

There were only 24 buffalo left in the world on 1901, so Congress appropriated funds in 1902 to prevent their extinction and the few wild buffalo in Yellowstone were gradually mixed with some ranch animals from Texas and Montana.

The park rangers in the past would sometimes stampede the herd for movies and visitors.

There are now 3,500..4,000 buffalo in YNP, but any that wander outside the boundaries are shot or rounded up and sent to slaughter.


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