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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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Fearless frontiersmen fighting for fortune...hunting wild buffalo...hunted by savage Indians! (original poster) See more »








Release Date:

1 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buffalo Stampede  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Re-titled 'Buffalo Stampede,' this film was first telecast in Detroit Sunday 21 February 1954 on WXYZ (Channel 7), Sunday 28 February 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Sunday 9 May 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4). In San Francisco it hit the airwaves Monday 5 September 1955 on KPIX (Channel 5). 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 »


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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Randloph Scott Finds Love While Killing Buffalo!
12 April 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Randolph Scott, Harry Carey, and Raymond Hatton trade buffalo hides and fend off bandits led Noah Beery, his fiancé's lecherous stepfather. Shot and left for dead when he comes for his bride, Scott wanders around with his partners, looking for a chance to claim his girl and running afoul of Indians upset at the decimation of the buffalo.

Though not as satisfying as some other entries in Paramount's Zane Grey series, it's still pretty decent with a great cast, excellent production values (for a B-western), and a fairly engaging, though somewhat darker than usual script.

One problem though, is that third-billed Buster Crabbe appears only briefly near the beginning of the film and disappears for the duration of the movie. They should have found some room for him!

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