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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
Raymond Hatton ...
Jude Pilchuck
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Jane Jett (as Blanche Frederici)
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Clark Sprague
Monte Blue ...
Smiley
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Pruitt
Al Bridge ...
Catlee - Pruitt's Henchman
Dick Rush ...
Middlewest
Frank Rice ...
Blacksmith
Buck Connors ...
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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Fearless frontiersmen fighting for fortune...hunting wild buffalo...hunted by savage Indians! (original poster) See more »

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Passed
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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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Trivia

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 »

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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

Milly Fayre: Mother, where's Jeff?
Mrs. Jane Jett: I'm not your mother. Call me Jane if the name Mrs. Jett makes yuh jealous.
Milly Fayre: Jealous? Why I don't know what you mean.
Mrs. Jane Jett: You're no more related to Jett than I am
Milly Fayre: I've never claimed to be.
Mrs. Jane Jett: Hunh... I guess Jett's just as glad of that as you are, but you needn't worry about it... just as long as I'm alive. Why don't you take up with one of the boys. You still could get one redy enough to fight your step-father off when he gets 'funny.'
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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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